There are some super athletes out here. Doug Anderson, after a Kansas turnover, broke free and made a back-handed, two-hand dunk to give the Titans a 21-19 lead with 9:02 left. Not to be outdone, Thomas Robinson collected dunk No. 3 to tie the game at 21-21 16 seconds later.
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The game is being played at a tremendous pace and the first player to get into foul troulbe was Kasas guard Elijah Johnson. He got his second with 9:30 left and is on the bench.
Doug Anderson didn’t disappoint. In the half, Anderson threw down one of his patented one-handers to give Detroit 15-13 lead with 12:43 left. Not to be outdone, Tyshawn Taylor made a beautiful drive to the basket and banked it in off the high glass to tie the score at 15-15 with 12:30 left.
Both teams are playing hard-nosed defense. Twice Thomas Robinson has gotten loose underneath for dunks but other than that Detroit has done pretty well. That being said, Kansas didn’t get its first foul until 6:37 into the game. Let them play.
The CenturyLink Center, the home of the Creighton Blue Jays, was packed with blue-clad Kansas fans, all the way up to the top in this 18,000-seat arena. It’s quite impressive.
Both teams showed their nerves early. Kansas had two turnovers in the first two minutes. Detroit had just two points in its first four possessions but they haven’t back down. The Titans seem to be ready.
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