Michigan vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview

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Michigan vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview
(10) Michigan
(28-7, 5-5 away)
(3) Kansas
(31-5, 16-1 home)
Venue: Cowboys Stadium
7:37PM ET / 4:37PM PT, March 29, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan T Burke 18.8 M McGary 5.9 T Burke 6.7
Kansas B McLemore 15.8 J Withey 8.5 E Johnson 4.7

No. 1-seeded Kansas takes on No. 4-seeded Michigan in the sweet sixteen of the NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium on Friday. Tipoff is at 7:37 p.m. ET. The Jayhawks are 2-0 against the Wolverines over the last four years. The last time they met (Jan. 9, 2011) they won 67-60.

In their last outing, behind 22 points and eight rebounds from Travis Releford, the Jayhawks defeated North Carolina 70-58 on Mar. 24. He leads the team in steals per game with 1.3 while also putting up 11.8 points per game. In a 78-53 blowout of Virginia Commonwealth on Mar. 23, Mitch McGary put up 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Wolverines. With 5.9 rebounds per game and 0.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Areas of strength for Michigan include: turnover percentage at 14.4 and effective field goal percentage at 55.0.

Michigan StatSmack

  • A for effort, but Kansas has emerged victorious against Michigan the last two times they've played.
  • Kansas has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (three vs. zero).
  • Kansas has a better record in close games than Michigan this season (6-2 vs. 4-3).
  • Kansas has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (10 vs. three).
  • Kansas has more wins over the last 5 years than Michigan (190 vs. 116).
  • Kansas players are more experienced than Michigan players (14,366 minutes played vs. 13,152 minutes played).
  • Kansas does a better job contesting shots (35.8 percent allowed vs. 41.8 percent allowed) than Michigan this season.
  • Kansas has a better conference record than Michigan this season (14-4 vs. 12-6).
  • Over the past 10 years, Kansas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Michigan (16 vs. two).
  • The Kansas rebounding leader (Jeff Withey, 266 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Michigan rebounding leader (Glenn Robinson III, 169 rebounds).
  • Kansas has a stronger schedule than Michigan this season (SOS Rank: No. 27 vs. No. 36).
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 35 19 3 7 2 0 2
A- G. Robinson III 33 11 5 1 1 0 1
A- Tim Hardaway Jr 34 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ Nik Stauskas 31 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 17 6 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
KU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Jeff Withey 31 14 9 1 1 4 2
A Ben McLemore 32 16 5 2 1 1 2
B+ Travis Releford 33 12 4 3 1 0 2
B Kevin Young 23 8 7 1 1 1 1
B Elijah Johnson 31 10 3 5 1 0 3
C+ Perry Ellis 13 5 4 0 0 0 1
C+ Naadir Tharpe 19 5 2 3 1 0 1
C Jamari Traylor 10 2 2 0 1 1 1
C- Evan Manning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ A. White III 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Self 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Niko Roberts 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Rio Adams 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Wesley 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
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