"I thought Silvio played well enough that we should have confidence using Silvio in pressure situations", Kansas coach Bill Self said. The output was partly necessitated by the absence of 7-foot sophomore center Udoka Azubuike, who played just three minutes in the first-round win. The senior scored 15 points during a 22-5 Jayhawk stretch over the final seven minutes of the half, which featured a pair of Graham 3-pointers that not only erased the 10-point deficit, but gave Kansas the lead before halftime.
The total has gone over in nine of Seton Hall's last 11 games.
With Kansas trailing an upset-minded Penn team by double-digits just over midway through the first half, the Jayhawks turned to Big 12 Player of the Year and Wooden Award candidate, Graham, who pulled his team from the 10-point hole.
It was 71-66 with 53 seconds left when Devonte Graham made two free throws for Kansas.
With the win, Kansas will move on to face the victor of the No. 8-seed Seton Hall vs. On offense, he had his guys throw it to Azubuike on the block or rely on Mykhailiuk - by nature a 3-point specialist - to slash to the basket.
The Pirates are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Delgado was so effective that Self gambled by putting 'Doke right back in the game. We knew he was good.
Graham, perhaps atoning for a miserable performance in last year's tournament loss to OR, also had six rebounds and six assists as the Jayhawks cruised into a second-round matchup with eighth-seeded Seton Hall OR No. 9 seed North Carolina State in the loaded Midwest Region.
"To me, objectively thinking, I don't think like this is a 16-1 game", Penn coach Steve Donahue said.
For top-seeded Kansas, production at the point made up for the loss of a post player in the paint in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He took a wicked shot to the head from a teammate late in the first half, and wound up with eight points on 1-for-7 shooting.