St. Louis-AP -- Tayshaun Prince poured in a career-high 41 points in leading the fourth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats into the Round of 16 by beating Tulsa 87-to-82 in the East Regional.Kentucky fought off several runs by stubborn Tulsa to advance. Prince clinched it with four free throws in the final l 25 seconds. Prince was 14-of-21 from the field. Kentucky was 10-of-19 from three-point land. Tulsa was nearly as accurate, hitting nine-of-20 from long range. Kentucky plays the Maryland-Wisconsin winner in the next round in Syracuse next Friday night. South Regional: Duke 84 Notre Dame 77 (Greenville, South Carolina-AP) -- Freshman Daniel Ewing came through with a career-high 18-points as Duke survived a second round South Regional game 84-to-77. Jason Williams had a poor shooting day and Carlos Boozer got into foul trouble. The defending national champions turned the ball over 19 times. Williams sank the go-ahead free throws with a minute and four seconds left as the Blue Devils advanced to the round of 16 for the fifth straight year and 18th time overall. Eighth-seeded Notre Dame closes the year at 22-and-11. The Irish got 20 points each from David Graves and Matt Carroll. Notre Dame led 71-to-64 with about six minutes left, but was outscored 20-to-6 the rest of the way. South Regional: Kent State 71 Alabama 58 (Greenville, South Carolina-AP) -- Tenth-seeded Kent State pulled off its second straight upset in the N-C-A-A tournament, beating second-seeded Alabama 71-to-58. The Mid-American Conference champions advanced to a regional semifinal for the first time with their school-record 20th straight win. Trevor Huffman scored 20 points, and Antonio Gates had 18 to pace the Golden Flashes, who improve to 29-and-5. Kent State built a 12-point halftime lead before blowing the game open in the first ten minutes of the second half. Alabama closes at 27-and-8. They're the highest-seeded school to exit the tournament so far. Kent State next plays the winner of Sunday's Pitt-California game. South Regional: Indiana 76 North Carolina-Wilmington 67 (Sacramento, California-AP) -- Indiana has reached the round of 16 by beating 13th-seed North Carolina-Wilmington 76-to-67 in the South Regional. The fifth-seeded Hoosiers got 22 points and seven rebounds from Jared Jeffries. He had 20 of his points in the second half. A-J Moye and Kyle Hornsby had 12 apiece for the Hoosiers. Brett Blizzard had a big game for Wilmington, leading all scorers with 29. Indiana moves on to play top-seed Duke next Thursday night in Lexington, Kentucky. Midwest Regional: Oregon 92 Wake Forest 87 (Sacramento, California-AP) -- Oregon's big three had just enough firepower to hold off stubborn Wake Forest. Luke Jackson scored 29 points, Luke Ridnour 28 and Frederick Jones 24 as second-seeded Oregon survived a furious challenge from the Demon Deacons to 92-to-87 and advance to the Midwest Regional semifinals. Jackson, Jones and Ridnour accounted for all but eleven of the Ducks' points. The Ducks advance to next week's regional final in Madison, Wisconsin. They face the winner of Sunday's Texas-Mississippi State game in Dallas. Midwest Regional: Kansas 86 Stanford 63 (St. Louis-AP) -- Top-seed Kansas looked every bit of the favorite to win the Midwest Regional. The Jayhawks raced out to a 15-to-0 lead, never looked back in whipping eighth-seed Stanford 86-to-63. Kirk Hinrich, playing with a brace on a sprained ankle, scored 15 points for the Jayhawks. Kansas led Stanford by as many as 31 in coasting to the Sweet 16. The Jayhawks play the winner of Sunday's Creighton-Illinois game next Thursday night in Madison, Wisconsin. West Regional Missouri 83 Ohio State 67 (Albuquerque, New Mexico-AP) -- Rickey Paulding scored 20 points and had nine rebounds as 12th-seeded Missouri beat fourth-seeded Ohio State 83-to-67 in the West Regional of the N-C-A-A tournament. The Tigers are playing like the team that opened the season 9-and-0 and was ranked number-two in the polls in December. The 23-and-11 Tigers move into the round of 16 for the first time since 1994. Kareem Rush had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers. The Buckeyes were led by Brian Brown with 19 points. West Regional: Arizona 68 Wyoming 60 (Albuquerque, New Mexico-AP) -- Luke Walton scored 21 points and dished off nine assists to lead Arizona past Wyoming 68-to-60 and into the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last 12 seasons. Freshman center Channing Frye added 18 points and eleven boards for the Wildcats, who are trying to reach the championship game for the second straight season. Josh Davis and Marcus Bailey each had 17 for the eleven-seeded Cowboys. Arizona plays the Xavier-Oklahoma winner next Thursday in San Jose, California. Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.