9:55 PM ET, March 18, 2010
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kansas coach Bill Self had to burn an early timeout, and was thrilled when his team tied the game at 12.This wasn't the way the Jayhawks wanted to start the NCAA tournament.Little Lehigh nearly took down the biggest Goliath of them all.Struggling against another Patriot League team in Oklahoma City, top-seeded Kansas survived a scare by pulling away for a 90-74 win over scrappy Lehigh and avoiding a monumental upset in the Midwest Regional on Thursday night.
• Marcus Morris scored a career-high 26 points and recorded his third 20-10 game of his career.
• Thursday was the first meeting between the two schools.
• The Jayhawks improved to 15-5 in the NCAA tournament under Bill Self.
• Lehigh, who was making its first appearance since 2004, fell to 0-4 in the tournament.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 18: CJ McCollum #3 of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks drives against the Kansas Jayhawks during...(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-62 (.403)||38-69 (.551)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-19 (.368)||9-21 (.429)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-21 (.810)||5-10 (.500)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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