10:35 PM ET, March 23, 2012
Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis, Missouri
Jeff Withey blocks 10 shots as Kansas stops late rally from NC State
ST. LOUIS -- Thomas Robinson kept missing easy buckets. Tyshawn Taylor had a shooting performance he'd rather soon forget. Kansas made just two shots from outside 5 feet, and seemed to be in constant trouble against North Carolina State.Yet a smile kept creeping across Robinson's face. Taylor spent most of the second half Friday night trying to calm down coach Bill Self, who was stomping along the Jayhawks' sideline.
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 23: C.J. Leslie #5 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack drives for a shot attempt in the...(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-67 (.284)||24-64 (.375)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-21 (.286)||1-14 (.071)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-17 (.765)||11-20 (.550)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
|» Mar 23, 2012||@KU 60, NCST 57||Recap|
The Jayhawks dominated the interior Friday night against North Carolina State. Kansas took 42 shots from inside the paint, outscoring the Wolfpack, 44-22. The Jayhawks shot just 1-14 from three point range, and 2-22 overall outside of the paint.[+]
Shaquille O'Neal is the ONLY player with more blocked shots in a Men's Basketball Championship game than Jeff Withey had Friday (since blocks became an official statistic in 1985-86).[+]
10 Blocks in a Single Game - Men's Basketball Championship History
Thomas Robinson recorded his 26th double-double of the season vs NC State. That is the most double-doubles in a single season in Kansas history, passing Drew Gooden, who had 25 in 2002.
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