Favorable frontcourt matchup could propel Kansas

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — Kansas’s second round game against Purdue showed that if you don’t have favorable matchups, then your chances of winning are slim. Even though Kansas is a better, more talented team than Purdue, the Boilermakers had a favorable matchup that they exploited, playing a perimeter-oriented offense that required Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson to guard the perimeter. The Jayhawks’ game against the Boilermakers was reminiscent of their earlier matchups against the Missouri Tigers and Iowa State Cyclones. That won’t be the case in the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 matchup against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. North Carolina State plays a traditional style of offense puts more emphasis on the frontcourt. It’s…