Boxscore
Kansas 60, N.C. State 57
Friday, March 23, 2012 10:17 PM
Location - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
Officials - Brian O'Connell, Gregory Nixon, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 23964

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
N.C. State 33 24 57
Kansas 32 28 60

Recap


Kansas 60, N.C. State 57: National player of the year finalist Thomas Robinson had 18 points and 15 rebounds and Jeff Withey added a career-high 10 blocks, including one that denied a go-ahead basket in the final minute, to help No. 2 seed Kansas earn a matchup with former coach Roy Williams and North Carolina in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday in St. Louis.

The second-seeded Jayhawks (30-6) seemed to have the game in hand, leading by eight with 3:48 left before the Wolfpack (24-13) reeled off seven straight points.

C.J. Leslie, who led the 11th-seeded Wolfpack with 18 points, drove in for a layup that would have given N.C. State its first lead since a 33-32 halftime advantage, but Withey swatted his shot away to preserve the lead.

Tyshawn Taylor missed the front end of a one-and-one with 16.1 seconds left and Kansas leading 58-57, but the rebound went out of bounds off the Wolfpack.

Elijah Johnson scored off an inbounds pass from Taylor to extend the lead to three.

The Wolfpack didn't get off an attempt on their next possession, and their desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer came up well short.

Robinson has scored in double digits in 24 consecutive games and has 26 double-doubles, breaking Drew Gooden's school record.

Kansas has won 11 of 12 all-time meetings, including all four at neutral sites.

N.C. State Wolfpack

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lorenzo Brown 39:00 3-12 2-4 2-3 1 6 7 3 3 3 2 2 10
Richard Howell 32:00 2-12 0-1 0-0 9 7 16 0 2 2 5 2 4
C.J. Williams 30:00 4-8 2-4 0-0 3 2 5 3 2 1 1 0 10
Scott Wood 37:00 2-10 2-9 6-6 1 3 4 2 0 1 1 1 12
C.J. Leslie 24:00 7-16 0-1 4-6 3 1 4 1 4 0 1 1 18
DeShawn Painter 17:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 3
Alex Johnson 14:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
Tyler Harris 7:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-67 6-21 13-17 20 23 43 10 17 7 14 6 57
  28.4% 28.6% 76.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

Kansas Jayhawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jeff Withey 33:00 3-7 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 1 2 1 1 10 8
Tyshawn Taylor 37:00 2-14 0-6 2-5 0 10 10 5 1 3 5 0 6
Travis Releford 31:00 3-9 0-2 1-1 2 2 4 2 0 2 1 0 7
Thomas Robinson 32:00 7-17 0-0 4-9 6 9 15 2 3 2 4 0 18
Elijah Johnson 34:00 5-8 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 0 11
Conner Teahan 18:00 2-6 0-3 1-1 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 5
Kevin Young 13:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 1 5
Justin Wesley 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-64 1-14 11-20 15 27 42 13 14 9 13 11 60
  37.5% 7.1% 55.0% Team Rebs: 8   Total TO: 13
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