This one was a battle from the start, though perhaps not an appealing one. Kansas held the lead early, but it remained close throughout. David McCormack continued his run of increasingly good play, tied for a team high with nine first half points to go with four rebounds and an emphatic block. A Texas run late in the half had given them a six point lead, but Kansas came back to tie it at 29 apiece heading into the break. KU had some trouble with their half court offense, as we've seen so much this year, and attempted only 5 threes, hitting one.