Kansas Leads Michigan State at Halftime

March 27, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After the first half of the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, the Kansas men’s basketball team leads Michigan State 36-29.

Kansas used a 50 percent shooting percentage in the first half to build its 36-29 lead at halftime. Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich already have double digit points with 12 and 10, respectively. The Spartans shot just 35.7 percent from the field in the opening frame.

Michigan State held a one-point lead on just two occasions in the first half, while KU held the upper hand for the remainder of the time. In the final four minutes Kansas extended its lead to double digits, including a high of 13 points with 3:27 remaining on the clock. A series of Jayhawk turnovers in the final three minutes however allowed Michigan State to edge back within seven points. A last minute shot at the buzzer by MSU put the score at 36-29 heading into the locker rooms.