Boxscore
Kansas 63, Purdue 60
Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Officials - John Gaffney, John Higgings, Ray Natalli
Attendance - 16998

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Purdue 36 24 60
Kansas 30 33 63

Recap


Kansas 63, Purdue 60: The Jayhawks overcame a huge game from Purdue star Robbie Hummel and rallied after trailing for most of the game to advance to face No. 11 seed North Carolina State in the Midwest Regional semifinal Friday in St. Louis.

Hummel scored a game-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, but he misfired on what would have been the go-ahead shot on Purdue's next-to-last possession, allowing the No. 2 seed Jayhawks (29-6) to escape.

Purdue (22-13) scored the first eight points and led all the way until Elijah Johnson's deep 3-pointer with 3:06 left gave the Jayhawks their first lead of the game at 57-56.

Johnson's steal and layup put Kansas back in front with 23.3 seconds left, and Hummel missed a 3-pointer with 12 seconds to go, leading to a Tyshawn Taylor dunk.

Purdue's desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the backboard and rim.

Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Jayhawks, who endured a rough shooting night from their stars. Thomas Robinson finished with 11 points on two-of-12 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Tyshawn Taylor scored 10 points on four-of-11 shooting.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Hummel made nine field goals, while the rest of the team made 11… Robinson scored in double digits for the 23rd consecutive game and posted his 25th double-double, matching Drew Gooden's school record. He has 11 double-doubles in his last 14 games… A power outage in West Lafayette, Ind., kept hometown fans from watching the Boilermakers.

Purdue Boilermakers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Robbie Hummel 38:00 9-13 5-9 3-5 0 9 9 3 2 0 2 1 26
Lewis Jackson 37:00 2-11 0-1 1-2 1 3 4 5 1 1 2 0 5
D.J. Byrd 26:00 3-6 2-5 2-2 3 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 10
Sandi Marcius 16:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 4 0 2 0 0
Travis Carroll 13:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2
Terone Johnson 33:00 3-10 0-0 4-6 4 4 8 1 2 0 3 0 10
Ryne Smith 19:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 3
Anthony Johnson 13:00 1-4 0-1 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jacob Lawson 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-50 8-18 12-19 10 22 32 11 16 3 10 1 60
  40.0% 44.4% 63.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elijah Johnson 38:00 7-14 3-8 1-1 0 4 4 3 2 2 1 0 18
Tyshawn Taylor 35:00 4-11 0-4 2-2 0 1 1 4 4 1 2 0 10
Travis Releford 24:00 4-7 0-2 2-4 4 2 6 0 4 1 0 0 10
Thomas Robinson 35:00 2-12 0-0 7-11 5 8 13 3 2 2 2 1 11
Kevin Young 13:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 5 2 7 0 2 0 1 1 0
Conner Teahan 31:00 2-8 2-7 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
Jeff Withey 15:00 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 4
Naadir Tharpe 4:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Justin Wesley 5:00 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 21-62 6-24 15-23 15 20 35 10 18 6 7 4 63
  33.9% 25.0% 65.2% Team Rebs: 9   Total TO: 7
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