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Upset Alert: No. 13 Kansas Struggling Versus Nebraska, Up 36-33 At Half

Kansas' mascot celebrating during a basketball game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 31: The Kansas Jayhawks mascot celebrates the Jayhawks 64-62 victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Kansas Jayhawks are on upset alert after a poor first half versus the Huskers.

Kansas is struggling big-time versus Nebraska tonight, as the Jayhawks boast only a 3-point lead at halftime.

On paper, Kansas is the far superior team, but tonight the Jayhawks have looked, well, average, with sloppy play and poor defense. At halftime, the Jayhawks are shooting 43 percent and have turned the ball over seven times. Sophomore Udoka Azubuike has been the lone bright spot with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

But give Nebraska credit, the Huskers came to play and it shows in the box score—freshman Thomas Allen already has 10 off the bench.

Kansas, a preseason favorite to win it all in this year, has suffered back-to-back losses to Washington and No. 16 Arizona State. The Jayhawks desperately need a win here to get back on track.