At halftime I saw a lot of people smiling and asking “Can you believe this?” or spreading their arms as if to say, “Amazing.”
By people, I mean us, sportswriters and broadcasters.
If there’s a story to the first half, it’s this.
Davidson didn’t deviate. The Wildcats were steadfast in clinging to their system. Curry wouldn’t be hurried and he was a microcosm of his team. They would not be rushed, not by Kansas guard Brandon Rush or anybody else.
Kansas leads 30-28 at the half.
Only nine players scored in the first half, and Curry led them all with 15 points.
Davidson’s best stat: It turned the ball over three times to nine for Kansas.
Davidson’s worst stat: It was outrebounded 22-13.
Best reason for hope: Against Wisconsin, the Wildcats also were hammered on the boards in the first half. In the second half, they outrebounded the bigger Badgers.
A reader writes to say that Kansas guard Mario Chalmers attended Charlotte’s Elizabeth Traditional Elementary for a year. Chalmers, who played his high school ball in Anchorage, Alaska, is a junior. He was the Jayhawks’ best player in the first half with 11 points on only five field goal attempts.