Field Goal %
- STAN 44.7
- 32.8 KU
Three Point %
- STAN 0.0
- 31.3 KU
- STAN 16
- 14 KU
- STAN 37
- 35 KU
- St. Louis, Missouri 63199
- Line: KU -5.5
0:00 - 2nd Half
End of Game
Kansas has been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by a double-digit seed four times in the last 10 years, all of which came with the Jayhawks as a Top 4 seed. That's tied with Georgetown for the most such losses over that time frame.
Andrew Wiggins had his second-fewest points (4) and field goals attempts (6) in a game this season. Wiggins had been much more aggressive since Joel Embiid went down with a back injury, averaging 23 points and almost 15 shots per game in games Embiid did not play.
Kansas shot 27.6% (8-29) when Stanford played zone Sunday, including 18.8% (3-16) in the first half. The Jayhawks entered the game shooting 47.8% against zone defenses, best in the Big 12 and 21st in the nation. Andrew Wiggins and Perry Ellis were a combined 1-of-8 against the Cardinal's zone.
Stanford won despite going 0-for-9 on 3-pointers, tying 1999 UConn for the most 3-point attempts without a make in an NCAA Tournament win.
In what is expected to be his only college season, Wiggins steadily dropped off down the stretch, after scoring a KU freshman-record 41 points in a loss against West Virginia on March 8. His 4 points today matched his second-fewest in a games this season. (line graph!)
Villanova freshman Omari Spellman will sit out the upcoming season as an academic redshirt after the NCAA determined that he did not complete his initial eligibility requirements in time.
You know it's coming: A team outside the power group will rise and make some serious noise. It's never too early to look at the possibilities.
E.J. Montgomery has been a recruiting priority since Bruce Pearl took over at Auburn.