Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • WKU 31.8
    • 47.6 KU
  • Three Point %

    • WKU 15.0
    • 0.0 KU
  • Turnovers

    • WKU 11
    • 17 KU
  • Rebounds

    • WKU 47
    • 37 KU

Game Information

Coverage: TNT
Sprint Center
  • Kansas City, Missouri 64999
  • Line: KU -19.5
Attendance: 18,488
Referees: Mike Kitts, Tim Clougherty
3/23/2013 Associated Press

Top-seeded Kansas avoids upset against WKU

Jeff Withey scored 17 points, and top-seeded Kansas struggled to put away scrappy Western Kentucky in a 64-57 victory Friday night that avoided what would have been the biggest upset on a day full of them in the NCAA tournament.

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Game Flow

- 0th Half





Shot Chart

Research Notes

  • 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.


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