No. 2-seeded Kansas has battled back from a one-point halftime deficit to lead No. 11 seed N.C. State 50-43 with about ten minutes to go in the second half.
After trailing 33-32 at the break, the Jayhawks have held the Wolfpack to just ten second-half points and allowed leading scorer C.J. Leslie to attempt just one shot.
N.C. State took control of the game early, taking advantage of some poor Kansas shooting to gain an early 9-1 lead. They pushed their lead to double digits before the Jayhawks scored their second field goal, but KU then responded with six unanswered points. Leslie's jumper with 21 seconds left in the half allowed N.C. State to take a 33-32 lead into the locker room.
National player of the year candidate Thomas Robinson has been the star for Kansas, leading the team in scoring with 15 points to go with 12 rebounds. His play has helped erase the fact that senior guard Tyshawn Taylor is just 1-of-10 from the field.
Leslie is spearheading the N.C. State attack with 14 points, although just two have come after halftime.