Field Goal %
- WKU 31.8
- 47.6 KU
Three Point %
- WKU 15.0
- 0.0 KU
- WKU 11
- 17 KU
- WKU 47
- 37 KU
- Kansas City, Missouri 64999
- Line: KU -19.5
- 0th Half
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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