Field Goal %
- UNC 30.1
- 43.6 KU
Three Point %
- UNC 28.6
- 35.7 KU
- UNC 11
- 22 KU
- UNC 42
- 53 KU
- Kansas City, Missouri 64999
- 0th Half
Kansas was 0-for-8 outside the paint in the first half Sunday and made one of its first 21 outside shots in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. The Jayhawks shot 60.0 percent outside the paint in the second half against North Carolina and made five such shots in the first 10 minutes of the second half, helping to build a 12-point lead. Travis Releford and Naadir Tharpe scored 14 of Kansas' 17 points outside the paint on Sunday.
Kansas outscored North Carolina by six points in transition Sunday and scored 13 of its 17 transition points in the second half. In their last 10 Men's Basketball Championship games, the Tar Heels have been outscored in transition twice, both times by Kansas. Kansas outscored North Carolina 13-2 in the second half.
North Carolina shot 34.3 percent (12-35) in the paint Sunday, its lowest shooting percentage on such shots in the last three Men's Basketball Championships. Jeff Withey was a deterrent at the rim for Kansas, blocking four of North Carolina's paint field goals and altering an additional eight paint shot attempts. Overall, Withey has blocked or altered 31 shots in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship.
Travis Releford has 9 points in the 1st half. Kansas is 26-0 this year when Releford scores at least 9 points (4-5 when he doesn't). Over the last 3 seasons, Kansas is 47-1 when Releford scores at least 9 points.
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.