On Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks punched their ticket to the NCAA Males’s Basketball Nationwide Championship Recreation, knocking off Villanova, 81-65.
The Jayhawks jumped out to an early lead Saturday night time and by no means relinquished it, beautiful the shell-shocked Wildcats, who struggled taking part in for the primary time all season with out injured guard Justin Moore.
Kansas was already up 10-0 within the first quarter earlier than some followers had even reached their seats. Villanova was by no means in a position to get well, at one level falling behind by 19 factors.
The Wildcats made a small run deep into the second half, slicing the Jayhawks’ result in six. Nonetheless, Kansas went on a 17-7 run over the ultimate six minutes of the sport, cruising to a 16-point victory.
Kansas shot the lights out all night time, ending 29-of-54 (53.7%) from the sphere and 13-of-24 (54.2%) from three-point vary.
The Jayhawks’ protection was additionally a nightmare for Nova, forcing 9 Wildcat turnovers whereas holding them to 22-of-57 (38.6%) from the sphere and 13-of-31 (41.9%) from three.
Kansas’ David McCormack led all scorers with 25 factors, adopted by teammate Ochai Agbaji who had 21 factors, together with six three-pointers, within the Last 4 victory.
Collin Gillespie led Villanova with 17 factors.
Kansas returns to the NCAA Nationwide Championship Recreation for the primary time in 10 years, after they fell to Kentucky in 2012.