KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You could almost say that Jeff Withey blocked history.
Or you could just say that history was driving down the lane, saw Withey and kicked it out to its teammate that missed the shot at history.
Either way, Western Kentucky was nearly the No. 16 seed that did, but Jeff Withey scored 17 points off 7-of-8 shooting and dragged the Jayhawks across the finish line in their 64-57 win over the Hilltoppers.
“Jeff always bails us out,” forward Kevin Young said. “That’s his job. He’s a senior and he’s a leader. We put everything on his shoulders.”