Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • UNC 30.1
    • 43.6 KU
  • Three Point %

    • UNC 28.6
    • 35.7 KU
  • Turnovers

    • UNC 11
    • 22 KU
  • Rebounds

    • UNC 42
    • 53 KU

Game Information

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Coverage: CBS
Sprint Center
  • Kansas City, Missouri 64999
  • Line: KU -6.0
Referees: Pat Adams, Mike Kitts, Michael Greenstein
3/25/2013 Associated Press

Kansas gets better of UNC, ex-coach Williams

Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, Kansas shook itself out of a first-half slumber and blitzed No. 8 seed North Carolina down the stretch for a 70-58 victory Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

CBS12T
North Carolina302858
Kansas214970

Game Flow

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Research Notes

  • 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.

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