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Sweet 16 Update: Kansas Leads Richmond 17-7 At 10 Minute Mark

The No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks look every bit like a possible NCAA tournament champion, leading the No. 12 seed Richmond Spiders 17-7 midway through the first half in this Southwest regional Sweet 16 match-up.

Brady Morningstar has led the Jayhawks with eight points on two of three shooting from three point land, and despite two early fouls on Kansas widebody Markieff Morris. Kansas has maintained a comfortable lead for much of the first  halkf.

The Spiders' offense has looked stagnant at best, as Richmond has settled for Alex Dilliard-lenght three pointers on way too many possessions, and worst of all, Chris Mooney's club has already committed three turnovers, an astronomical figure given the normal ball-cherishing ways of the Spiders.

If Richmond doesn't find a way to shoot better than 23 percent from the floor, and hold the Jayhawks below 50 percent shooting, there won't be much talk of two Richmond, VA teams in the Elite Eight.