The Jayhawks had a relatively easy time keeping pace early with the "fastest 40 minutes in basketball." Less than six minutes into the game the Jayhawks went on a 10 point unanswered run, taking an 18-6 lead.
Kansas coach Bill Self yells to his team during the first half. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Midway into the first half Simien was benched briefly with fouls. Ultimately Simien scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished nine dimes.
UAB's Gabe Kennedy shoots inside Kansas' David Padgett. Padgett had seven points and six boards. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Aaron Miles drives past UAB defender Gabe Kennedy. Miles filled the stat sheet with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists, and 4 steals.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kansas' Wayne Simien is double-teamed by UAB's Mo Finley and Sidney Ball. Simien went 18 of 20 in free throws. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The Jayhawks ended the half leading 56-41.
Kansas' J.R. Giddens celebrates after hitting a second-half shot against UAB. Giddens had 18 points, including a flashy dunk. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Keith Langford had nine points, four rebounds and five assists while Jeff Graves tallied 13 points and 8 boards.
Michael Lee had five points while Christian Moody, Jeff Hawkins, and Omar Wilkes also scored. It was the first time this season the Jayhawks scored 100 points.
UAB coach Mike Anderson, left, is led off the court by referee Tony Greene after getting his second technical in UAB's 100-74 loss to Kansas. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Kansas will face the winner of the Georgia Tech/Nevada contest in the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.