Kansas used strong inside performances from Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson to grab a 35-31 lead over Duke in the first half of the Maui Invitational championship game.
Withey finished with 10 points and six boards while Robinson has nine points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks. Kansas holds a sizable 17-9 rebounding advantage in the first half and has gotten to the free throw line frequently going 12-14. Duke on the other hand has kept things on the perimeter and only has two free throw attempts to show for it. Tyshawn Taylor leads all scorers with 13 first half points including his 1,000th career point for the Jayhawks.
Ryan Kelly has been the focal point of the Duke offense with nine points in the first half on 3-8 shooting. Austin Rivers has eight points while Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee both have six. Duke shot 43 percent in the first half but were 5-12 from three point range which helped offset some of the disparity in rebounds.