Michigan vs. Kansas: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Michigan vs. Kansas: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(10) Michigan 87
(29-7, 5-5 away)
(3) Kansas 85
(31-6, 16-1 home)
Venue: Cowboys Stadium
7:37PM ET / 4:37PM PT, March 29, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Michigan 34 42 87
Kansas 40 36 85
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan M McGary 25 M McGary 14 T Burke 10
Kansas B McLemore 20 J Withey 8 N Tharpe 7

On Friday, Mar. 29, No. 1-seeded Kansas suffered a close loss to No. 4-seeded Michigan 87-85 in overtime in the Sweet Sixteen. The Jayhawks were led by Travis Releford, who put up 16 points and six assists. Jeff Withey got a double-double with a season-high 12 points and eight rebounds. Mitch McGary registered a double-double for the Wolverines on a season-high 25 points and 14 rebounds. Kansas closes out the season with a 31-6 record. The Jayhawks got to the NCAA Tournament as the Big 12 champion after beating Kansas State 70-54 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished first in the Big 12 with a 14-4 record in conference play. In making the Sweet Sixteen, Kansas topped No. 16-seeded Western Kentucky 64-57 in the second round and then No. 8-seeded North Carolina 70-58 in the third round.

Kansas Game Notes

  • The last time KU started the season 31-6 was 2011.
  • Kansas has played in four overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Jayhawks have played in 11 overtime games with a record of 9-2.
  • The Jayhawks have been unlucky three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Kansas is 30-10 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, KU played 45 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 32-13.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 49.3 percent or better this season, Kansas has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • The Jayhawks have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past six games.
  • Kansas has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the second loss of the season where the Jayhawks opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Ben McLemore and Travis Releford) accounted for 42.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jeff Withey and Kevin Young) accounted for 42.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Ben McLemore has led the team in scoring in 17 out of 37 games this season.
  • Jeff Withey has led the team in rebounding in 24 out of 37 games this season.
  • Travis Releford has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Releford had a career high with six assists.
  • Jeff Withey has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Ben McLemore's career.
  • Kevin Young had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.

Michigan Game Notes

  • The Wolverines won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Michigan is 28-23 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Mitch McGary and Trey Burke) accounted for 55.1 percent of the points.
  • Mitch McGary accounted for 36.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Mitch McGary has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 36 games this season.
  • This marks the 19th 20-point game of Trey Burke's career.
  • Trey Burke recorded a double-double. It was the fourth of his career.
  • Glenn Robinson III has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Mitch McGary's career.
  • Mitch McGary has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Mitch McGary recorded a double-double. It was the fourth of his career.
MICH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mitch McGary3525141311
A+Trey Burke4423210104
AG. Robinson III421381302
B+Tim Hardaway Jr391053000
BNik Stauskas391123001
C+Jordan Morgan5230000
D+Spike Albrecht11310001
-Jon Horford7000000
-Caris LeVert3000000
KU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATravis Releford421656101
AJeff Withey391282151
APerry Ellis15853102
B+Ben McLemore392021011
B+Kevin Young291271001
C+Elijah Johnson241350105
CNaadir Tharpe32227102
CJamari Traylor5201020

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