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UK will maintain all-time wins lead as Kansas gets annihilated by USC

It was Kansas’ largest NCAA Tournament defeat in school history.

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The Kansas Jayhawks’ season has ended, which means the Kentucky Wildcats will hold on to the all-time wins lead.

Though Kentucky finished the 2020-21 season with just nine wins, it was enough to hold on to the wins lead going into next season. Kentucky currently stands at 2,327 all-time wins, while Kansas sits four games behind at 2,323.

The Jayhawks had a chance to cut into that lead more with deep NCAA Tournament run, but they were only able to muster up a win over 14th-seeded Eastern Washington in the Round of 64.

Then in Monday’s Round of 32 action, the 3rd-seeded Jayhawks were thoroughly dominated by the 6th-seeded USC Trojans, 85-51. It was Kansas’ largest NCAA Tournament defeat in school history.

And due to the NCAA’s ongoing investigation into Kansas for allegedly cheating, it’s possible the Jayhawks will soon be vacating wins, which could give Kentucky a comfortable lead in the race for the foreseeable future.

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