Lanky post players Jeff Withey and Anthony Davis were looking to make Monday night's 2012 NCAA Tournament final a block party. In the first half, both already have, adding new records to their resumes.
Withey's record is more event-specific: with his two blocks, the Kansas center pushed his total in the NCAA Tournament to 29, tying the record for blocks in a single tournament set by Florida's Joakim Noah in 2006. His more impressive block was his second, a close-out that saw him come from the free throw line to swat a shot out of bounds.
Davis, meanwhile, broke the NCAA record for blocks by a freshman with his three first-half blocks, moving to 183 on the season and eclipsing the mark set by Marshall's Hassan Whiteside in 2010. Davis' second block made full use of his long limbs, and was his most aesthetically-pleasing swat of the first period.
Oh, and Davis is now at 26 blocks for his NCAA Tournament. So he may be snagging another record by the end of the night.
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