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Live Chat: NC State falls to Kansas, 60-57

Posted March 23, 2012
Updated March 24, 2012

— NC State closed to within a point on a CJ Williams dunk with 1:21 to play, but Kansas held off the Wolfpack depsite multiple missed foul shots as the clock ticked down. The Wolfpack is eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

The JayHawks have maintained control of the game throughout the second half and have a 50-43 lead with ten minutes to go in the game.

Kansas has come out of the half with more momentum than NC State. With a 10-2 run they now lead NC State 42-35 with 16:29 to go in the game.

CJ Leslie leads all scorers at halftime with 12 points as the Wolfpack and Kansas battled through a back-and-forth first half.

Neither team is shooting lights out and the turnovers are adding up for both teams. As the game nears half, Kansas leads NC State, 28-27.

CJ Leslie and CJ Williams each have five points midway through the first half and NC State continues to lead Kansas.

At the first media timeout, CJ Leslie has four points and the Wolfpack have taken advantage of a couple Kansas turnovers to lead 9-1.

Preview: North Carolina State is looking to continue their surprise run in the NCAA Tournament Friday and earn a spot in the Elite Eight when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks who are making their 28th Sweet 16 appearance.

Mark Gottfried's first season in Raleigh has been highly successful. The team showed glimpses of its strong play during the regular season both in and out of the ACC, but has really come together of late. After losing in the ACC Tournament on a questionable non-call against North Carolina (69-67), the 11th-seeded Wolfpack have rallied with upsets of both sixth-seeded San Diego State (79-65) and third-seeded Georgetown (66-63). NC State is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005 and just the second time since 1989. The Wolfpack are 34-21 in the NCAA Tournament all-time with a pair of national titles to their credit (1974, 1983). Hoops Headquarters -- black 2014 NCAA men's interactive bracket

Kansas is making its 41st appearance in the Big Dance, including a national- best 23 straight including this season. The Jayhawks are an impressive 90-39 all-time in this event with three national titles (1952, 1988, 2008) and have navigated their way through the tourney field thus far as the second-seed. KU has advanced to the Sweet 16 in six of the nine seasons under Bill Self and reached the regional semifinals this year with wins over Detroit (65-50) and Purdue (63-60).

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This marks the 12th meeting between these two teams on the hardwood. Kansas has dominated the series with wins in 10 of the previous 11 matchups. NC State won the first meeting in 1958, but Kansas has captured the last 10. Exactly 26 years ago from the date of this Sweet 16 affair, Kansas knocked off NC State (75-67) en route to the 1986 Final Four.

The winner of this game will take on either North Carolina or Ohio University in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday.

It took some time, but the Wolfpack were able to capture a lead late in the first half against Georgetown and then never relinquished it en route to their first Sweet 16 in seven years. NC State, which converted just four field goals in the first 15 minutes of the first half, trailed 25-15, but rallied with a 15-2 run to take a three-point lead into the break. Four players notched double figures in the win, led by C.J. Leslie, Scott Wood and C.J. Williams, who finished with 14 points each. Point guard Lorenzo Brown had a strong game as well, posting 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists. N.C. State Logo More NCSU Stories

It has been a similar formula all season long for NC State, as the team has shown the ability to spread the wealth around at the offensive end. The Wolfpack boast five players averaging double figures. Leslie, an All-ACC Second-Team selection, leads the team with 14.6 ppg. Brown picked up All-ACC Third-Team honors, netting 12.8 ppg to go along with 6.4 apg. Wood adds 12.4 ppg and is the resident sharp-shooter on the team, converting just under 42 percent from behind the arc, while amassing 93 three-pointers thus far. Richard Howell is a perfect complement in the paint, averaging a near double- double with 11.0 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Rounding out the strong quintet is Williams at 10.6 ppg.

The Jayhawks played from behind for most of their game against Purdue last weekend, taking their first lead with just over three minutes to go in the game. The team couldn't find its range, shooting just .339 from the floor, its lowest shooting percentage in a victory this year. KU managed a mere .294 effort in the first half, its lowest shooting percentage in a half in NCAA Tournament action ever. The team was able to get past the Boilermakers thanks to strong play on the glass, outrebounding Purdue 44-36, including grabbing a season-high 21 offensive boards. Despite the poor showing at the offensive end, four Jayhawks managed to finish in double figures, led by Elijah Johnson, who scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the second half. Thomas Robinson recorded his 25th double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor and Travis Releford chipped in 10 points apiece in the victory.

Robinson has been a force to be reckoned with all season long. His double- double against the Boilermakers now ties him with Drew Gooden for the school's single season record. A First-Team All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year, Robinson has been unstoppable. The 6-10 junior is averaging team- highs of 17.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Taylor runs the point, and while his ability to get others involved in the offensive flow shouldn't be minimized (4.7 apg), it is his ability to fill up the basket (16.9 ppg) that makes him so dangerous. Johnson (10.0 ppg) is a perfect complement and is not shy about taking shots. He leads the team with 62 three-pointers on the season and has combined with Taylor for 119 of the team's 209 three-pointers to date. While Johnson provides perimeter support, center Jeff Withey (9.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg) plays a similar role down low. The Jayhawks have plenty off offensive firepower, but the success the team has had is also due to stingy defensive play. Kansas comes into this game allowing just 61.5 ppg, holding foes to a mere .381 shooting (sixth nationally).

Kansas needs just one more victory to reach the 30-win plateau for the third straight season. The Jayhawks haven't really performed up to their potential at the offensive end yet, but that could change against NC State. Taylor and Robinson are the keys to this one. Strong performances by them should push the Jayhawks into the Elite Eight.

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  • StunGunn Mar 24, 7:28 a.m.

    We had plenty of chances. We lost. Can't wait for next year....and beyond!!!

    GO PACK!!!

    — Posted by tommybrownnc

    They played a terrific game, Tommy, and as a fan, you have a lot to be proud of.

  • douggie64 Mar 24, 1:11 a.m.

    Bad shot by woods, then defensive brain lapse by state

    — Posted by rdl73162

    Cue in blaming the refs when a turnover cost them

    — Posted by 45HEELSFAN45

    NC STateNo, we take a fair loss when we lose. Wonder why we aren't blaming the refs here and did... View More

    — Posted by RadicalMagick

    Says who? The EDUCATED analysts (Gminski, Digger Phelps, etc etc) agreed about the "no call", and said if ANY call was missed, it was a block on Johnson. And the hail mary to Howell, the only foul missed was committed by Howell. This will go on forever, of course....but neither play would have automatically resulted in a win for state college. That would be like UNC fans saying "if Henson played, we win by double digits AGAIN" as Henson has owned Calvin his whole career. That is the ONLY thing we know for sure in the whole scenario.

    Regardless, the wolf pups played hard tonight....had Kansas down big early but couldn't hold on. Withey controlled the lane tonight...hopefully he can't do the same Sunday as we have substantially more size than do the pups.

  • 1nclady Mar 24, 1:06 a.m.

    To the warriors of State; I am so proud of you. Less them 2 weeks ago you were uncertain of even being invited to the "dance". You ended the season as one of the sweet 16. AMAZING!!!! You can have very right to be proud of what you accomplished and the way you played for all of us who love you.

  • tommybrownnc Mar 24, 1:04 a.m.

    We had plenty of chances. We lost. Can't wait for next year....and beyond!!!

    GO PACK!!!

  • 45HEELSFAN45 Mar 24, 1:00 a.m.

    Bad shot by woods, then defensive brain lapse by state

    — Posted by rdl73162

    Cue in blaming the refs when a turnover cost them

    — Posted by 45HEELSFAN45

    You sir are a d*ck.

    — Posted by nufsaid

    Thank you

  • 45HEELSFAN45 Mar 24, 12:58 a.m.

    Bad shot by woods, then defensive brain lapse by state

    — Posted by rdl73162

    Cue in blaming the refs when a turnover cost them

    — Posted by 45HEELSFAN45

    NC STateNo, we take a fair loss when we lose. Wonder why we aren't blaming the refs here and did... View More

    — Posted by RadicalMagick

    I agree..maybe one has learned something after all...

  • SmokeWagon Mar 24, 12:57 a.m.

    Awww MAN...!! I hate that. It was great to see State back and playing so well and representing NC and the ACC with style once again....!!!

    GO HEELS....!!!! Bring it on home boys...!!!!

  • Pleasepostmycomments Mar 24, 12:57 a.m.

    Let the whining begin!

  • duane11 Mar 24, 12:56 a.m.

    Bad shot by woods, then defensive brain lapse by state

    — Posted by rdl73162

    dont forget the horrible decision by Brown after Woods shot, State had the ball back with no shot clock, and should have held for the last shot, but he drives in the lane against 3 defenders with little to no chance of converting and gets blocked...he has made a habit of making bad decisions at crunch time most of the yr, and he did it again...kansas should have never had another shot at the basket...State should have won, or lost by one

  • slayerhil Mar 24, 12:56 a.m.

    I believe that if State had won this game (and they almost did), they would have been playing in the Final 4. You guys are going to be tough to beat next year for sure.

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