2:30 PM ET, March 22, 2009
Aldrich's 13 points, 20 boards, 10 blocked shots lead KU to Sweet 16
MINNEAPOLIS -- Playing in his hometown, Cole Aldrich was pumped up.Patrolling the post for Kansas with those long arms, the 6-foot-11 sophomore forced the Dayton Flyers into a whole bunch of bad shots and sent them down for a rough landing.
Rittenberg: Thrice As NiceKansas' Cole Aldrich delivered the most dominant defensive performance of the 2009 NCAA tournament, writes Adam Rittenberg. Blog
• Cole Aldrich led Kansas with his first career triple-double. It was also the sixth official such feat in NCAA tourney history.
• Kansas has now made the Sweet 16 in three straight seasons. They've also won seven straight NCAA tournament second-round games dating back to 2000.
• Dayton's 72 shots tied the most it has taken all year, but its 43 points were a season low.
-- ESPN research
When defending champion Kansas meets Michigan State, the little guys may tip the balance. Story
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-72 (.222)||23-53 (.434)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-19 (.211)||3-16 (.188)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-8 (.875)||11-22 (.500)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|
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