The 2012 NCAA Tournament has been fairly short on exciting, high-scoring games. North Carolina and Kansas seem hellbent on making sure their Elite Eight game, tied at 47-47 at halftime, does not fall into that category.
The Jayhawks have leaned on reliable star Thomas Robinson and the more mercurial Tyshawn Taylor. Robinson's 14 points at the half lead all scorers, and he's been doing all sorts of neat things with the ball.
Taylor, meanwhile, is atoning for poor shooting performances en route to the Elite Eight by rediscovering his jumper, sinking four of them for eight of his 11 points in the first period. He missed all three of his three-pointers in the first half, though, and has yet to make one in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
North Carolina's first half, by contrast, was a collaborative effort from a bunch of players looking to get to the Final Four and maybe play with injured point guard Kendall Marshall again. James Michael McAdoo scored 10 points off the bench to lead the Tar Heels, a bit of a surprise, but Tyler Zeller and Harrison Barnes got their eight points, John Henson returned from an ankle injury to score six points, so the usual suspects are showing up for UNC.
Unusual suspect Stilman White has ably filled in for Marshall, too, getting four points and six assists and committing no turnovers thus far.
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