Kansas has been absolutely crushing teams in the second halves of this NCAA Tournament, but it has its work cut out for it in the Elite Eight vs. Oregon.
After a huge bank shot three by Tyler Dorsey at the buzzer to end the half, the Ducks lead the No. 1 seed Jayhawks 44-33.
Dorsey leads the Ducks with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He's 4-of-6 from three-point range. On the defensive end, Jordan Bell has been a serious presence, with four blocks in the first half.
Fouls have been an issue for the Jayhawks early on. Josh Jackson picked up two extremely early fouls, limiting him in the first half. He is scoreless so far, as is guard Devonte' Graham. The one Jayhawk that has shown up big is senior guard and National Player of the Year favorite Frank Mason III, who leads all scorers with 17 points. At one point, he had scored 15 straight for KU. Without him, this would be a rout.
Beware though, Duck fans. Second half Kansas is a deadly group this March. Through three NCAA Tournament games, the Jayhawks are outscoring teams 151-95. This one is far from over.