Field Goal %
- WKU 31.8
- 47.6 KU
Three Point %
- WKU 15.0
- 0.0 KU
- WKU 10
- 17 KU
- WKU 47
- 37 KU
- Kansas City, Missouri 64999
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Jeff Withey blocked or altered 16 shot attempts Friday, including half of Western Kentucky's paint field goal attempts in the second half. The Hilltoppers shot 25.0 percent in the paint in the second half after making 10 of their 15 paint attempts in the first half.
Kansas won despite making a single 3-pointer for the first time since a February 2008 win against Baylor. Kansas is the first team to win an NCAA Tournament game without making a single 3-pointer since Arizona vs Ole Miss in 2001.The good news for Kansas? The last 2 teams to win an NCAA Tournament game without making a 3-pointer advanced to the National Championship game.
Kansas beat Western Kentucky Friday despite making one field goal outside the paint, tied for the fewest in any game in the last four Men's Basketball Championship (Akron made one Thursday vs VCU). The Jayhawks shot 7.7 percent (1-13) outside the paint Friday, the second-lowest shooting percentage from that distance in the last four tournaments.
T.J. Ford is joined by his former college coach Rick Barnes after he graduates from the University of Texas 15 years after he arrived on campus.
Former Longhorns star T.J. Ford has graduated 14 years after leading the Longhorns to the Final Four and turning pro.
Florida center John Egbunu is returning for his final year of eligibility, a major boost for a team that made the Elite Eight last season.
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