Kansas Vs. N.C. State Final Score: Jayhawks Hold Off Wolfpack, Advance To Elite 8

The Kansas Jayhawks are advancing to the Elite Eight after defeating the N.C. State Wolfpack 60-57. The game was not an easy victory for Kansas as they started the game off slow trailed 13-3 early on and then 33-32 at the half.

Kansas made their run at the beginning at the second half on a 12-2 run to go up by eight and held onto a comfortable lead until N.C. State went on a 7-0 run and cut the lead to one with 1:22 left in the game.

N.C. State had a chance to take a lead when they lead by one with 30 seconds, but Scott Wood missed an open three and C.J. Leslie had another chance but his driving layup was blocked by one of 10 Jeff Withey's blocked shot.

Kansas would then go up by three on a layup by Elijah Johnson after N.C. State was unable to grab a rebound after a Tyshawn Taylor missed free throw. Down three, N.C. State called a timeout to draw up a play, but an errant pass to Wood caused him to catch the ball out of bounds and giving the ball back to Kansas.


Kansas had some luck to win this game as their offense was off tonight and they shot 37 percent from the field and was 1-of-14 from three-point range. However, N.C. State was actually worse and shot 28 percent.

Thomas Robinson led Kansas by scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, and now Kansas takes on North Carolina for a shot at the Final Four.

Go check out Rock Chalk Talk for all things regarding Kansas hoops, and head over to Backing the Pack N.C. State coverage. 2012 NCAA Basketball tournament, head over to SB Nation's March Madness hub for all things NCAA basketball.

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