Next up for Kansas (29-7) will be the victor of Sunday's Clemson-Auburn game.
Seton Hall won 22 games during an up and down season. The Jayhawks knocked down two free throws to push their lead to 83-76 with five second remaining, meaning Kansas would cover if no more points were scored.
Seton Hall was often rattled by a crowd that gave Kansas a hometown advantage.
Two men's college basketball blue bloods punched tickets to Omaha for the Sweet 16, and a third could do the same Sunday.
The Big 12 Champion Kansas basketball team will face No. 8 seed Seton Hall in the Midwest Regional round of 32 Saturday.
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That became the case on Saturday against Seton Hall. He nearly single-handedly kept the Pirates in the game during the second half.
Kansas enters this game with a 29-7 record overall.
Newman finished the game with 28 points on 8-14 shooting. He knows he had to step up and has responded in a big way for coach Bill Self. Lagerald Vick knocked down 3-4 three pointers as he added 13 points.
Sorry to those of you who had the Jayhawks giving the points. He couldn't have dreamed up anything better than what popped into view: Svi Mykhailiuk alone, outside the 3-point line.
Graham saw an opportunity to throw a lob for the 7-foot sophomore on the back side of Seton Hall's defense and the senior point guard didn't think twice about passing an alley-oop as high as he would to a healthy Azubuike. If Kansas is going to win the whole thing they are going to have to figure out how to get stops inside.