A Jackson native will play on the biggest stage in college basketball. Malik Newman dropped a career high 32 points Sunday as Kansas beat Duke 84-78 in overtime. Thirteen of Malik's points came in the extra period.
The Jayhawks advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2012.
Newman shot 8 for 19 from the field, but nearly perfect from the free throw line (11 of 12). The Callaway alum also had 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists.
The Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Region also got to cut down the net in Omaha.
Kansas will face Villanova in the Final Four on Saturday, March 31st.
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