(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
||M McGary 25
||M McGary 14
||T Burke 10
||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.
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|B+||Tim Hardaway Jr||39||10||5||3||0||0||0|