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Why They're Here: The Jayhawks have played three bad halves of basketball on the offensive end, and it hasn't mattered much.
Before you throw up the red flags, consider that Kansas wasn't all that great on offense last season on its way to the championship game. That team won with defense, and this team is doing the same.
Jeff Withey is getting credit for dominating the first two rounds with his shot-blocking and -altering around the rim, and he did the same thing to less adulation in last year's tourney, setting a record with 31 blocks in six tourney games.
This time around, Withey has 12 blocks, and if KU gets to the championship game again, he's on pace to break his own record.
Withey's ability to block shots in games that matter is pretty remarkable. In KU's last eight tourney games, Withey has blocked approximately 16.7 percent of opponents' two-point field-goal attempts.
Attention Michigan: Don't go at Withey if you know what's good for you.
Best-Case Scenario: Champs. The combination of Withey with three other seniors that have been there before is a good formula for tournament success. If Ben McLemore does anything in this tournament, Kansas will be tough to knock out.