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High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?

Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible on Thursday night.

Not by much.

After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semifinals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas — a team that has won its first three NCAA Tournament games by an average of 30 points.

He hemmed and hawed a bit, and Painter warned the rest of the field to keep the Jayhawks from getting into transition. Then he conceded: "If they keep getting those types of opportunities and shoot like that, they can't be stopped."

Oregon will try to keep Kansas from the Final Four.