OK, so I'm not sure what to say exactly. Halftime score, 44-27, KU leads. Watching the first 15 minutes of the first half, I was all geared up to say this was the greatest performance this team has displayed all season. After the last 5 however, they went from phenomenal to fair. Still, the team gets a first half grade of an A. It would have been an A+ if not for that last five minutes.
But we're up 17! On North Carolina! In the Final Four! We're doing pretty much anything we want to out there. After the sloppiness of the last few minutes, the Jayhawks need to get back to what got them the big lead in the first place: going back inside, getting Arthur and Jackson the ball on the blocks.
Strangely, even though we have a 17 point lead, I'm not completely comfortable. Maybe it's because we were up 28 until Carolina went on a big run late. In other words, if we're not careful, this big lead will evaporate in a hurry. We have to keep the pressure on and keep up the incredible defense.
Halftime mood: Hyperly optimistic, with just a touch of worry in the way back of my mind.
See you after the game.