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Originally published March 11, 2012 at 05:37p.m., updated March 11, 2012 at 09:15p.m.

KU is No. 2 seed in Midwest region, will face 15th-seeded Detroit at approximately 8:57 p.m. Friday

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor smiles as teammate Conner Teahan responds to a question about superstitions during a news conference following the NCAA selection show. The Jayhawks, who claimed the 2 seed in the Midwest Regional will take on 15 seed Detroit in the round of 64 teams in Omaha, Neb.

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor smiles as teammate Conner Teahan responds to a question about superstitions during a news conference following the NCAA selection show. The Jayhawks, who claimed the 2 seed in the Midwest Regional will take on 15 seed Detroit in the round of 64 teams in Omaha, Neb.

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The Kansas men's basketball team has been selected as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region and will face 15th-seeded Detroit at approximately 8:57 p.m. Friday on truTV.

North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in that region.

"I don't think that Detroit is an easy first-round game," KU coach Bill Self said Sunday. "I think when you think of 2 and 15s in the past, you certainly don't see Detroit being on that line. They're very capable."

KU recruited Detroit's best player, Ray McCallum Jr., who was a McDonald's All-American in 2010.

"He is a good guard. I have been hearing a lot about him these last few years," KU guard Tyshawn Taylor said. "He is tough, and I'm sure he is going to be aggressive since the team runs through him."

McCallum plays for his father, Detroit coach Ray McCallum.

If the Jayhawks advance past Detroit, they'd play the winner of the 7-10 matchup between St. Mary's and Purdue.

If KU advances to the Sweet 16, its next potential two games would be in St. Louis, Mo.

Here are the seeds for the Midwest region.

  1. North Carolina
  2. Kansas
  3. Georgetown
  4. Michigan
  5. Temple
  6. San Diego State
  7. St. Mary's
  8. Creighton
  9. Alabama
  10. Purdue
  11. N.C. State
  12. California/South Florida
  13. Ohio
  14. Belmont
  15. Detroit
  16. Lamar/Vermont

Comments

colbyhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Match ups match ups Detroit will pose some problems because of their big front line and that mcdonalds all american. Look at their schedule; played a decent non con schedule and beat butler twice and cleave land state and valpo. Got to bring every round. If we play like we are capable, a good chance at elite eight. If not might be another 15 beats a 2 statistic

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Martin Rosenblum 2 years, 1 month ago

What have we learned in the last couple of days? Conference touraments are no more important than those November/December invitational touraments. Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Colorado? Regular season title winners should get the automatic bids, not tournament winners.

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Laura Hrabak 2 years, 1 month ago

Detroit is probably best #15 ever and could be a harder game than the round of 32 for KU that said, " I look for TT//TROB//WITHEY//EJ to come out with a chip on their shoulder and play much better than they did against Baylor...

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fanKUverymuch 2 years, 1 month ago

Always a tough Road to the Final Four. These guys can do it… if they don't lose focus.

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Joe Ross 2 years, 1 month ago

Dont know about that Jayhawk Fan. No Big 12 Oklahoma schools got into post-season play period...NCAA or NIT. Oral Roberts got into the field of 32 while both OU and OSU were left out. Texas A/M and Texas Tech will also not see action in either tournament. I expected more out of Lon Kruger and Billy Gillispie. Maybe next year...

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JayHawkFanToo 2 years, 1 month ago

All 3 Kansas division I schools (KU.KSU, WSU) made it to the dance. Has any state other than Kansas, with 3 or more Division I teams sent all of its teams to the dance before?

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justanotherhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

p>KenPom.com has Detroit as 326th at shooting the three and 294th at defending it. That made me feel better about this mid-major team.

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Krohnutz 2 years, 1 month ago

I hate our first round opponent, it has all the "Magic of March" makings that television loves:

Son chooses to play for his father over a team he later plays in the first round of a #2 and #15 matchup. Son "respects" said school that recruited him, but wanted to play for his father.

The kid also happens to be very good, and a guard in college basketball which allows him to take over games. Son has a classic day as the 15th seed beats the 2 seed for the fifth time in tournament history.

Are you telling me that won't get Gumbel and the CBS cronies all goobered up just dreaming about it?

Please let this not happen. Releford you are my guy, the Mr. Sidekick-Do-It-All, our Scottie Pippen, get hot baby, get hot!

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nwhawkfan 2 years, 1 month ago

We've already gone way beyond the preseason expectations...I see us overachieving the way the '88 team did, only this time with more than one guy carrying us. Not to say that we'll win it all, but in this region a Final Four berth looks doable, especially with games within driving distance of most fans.

Biggest near-term obstacle? St. Mary's looks tough. Dellavedova is just the type of mid-major guard that gives us fits in tournament play, he gets hot from 3 late. Travis better be on his game.

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katman52 2 years, 1 month ago

Is that ~8.57pm game time correct? just curious because CBSSports.com doesn't show any game times yet...wonder where they got it from....

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Vittorio1224 2 years, 1 month ago

Alohahawk- Good insights. Always enjoy your posts. Mahalo!

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Vittorio1224 2 years, 1 month ago

I agree with Kellerman re: Rele -- stick to playing lockdown defense and get the garbage points with your "old man's game" in the words of Bill Self. Elijah needs to show up with some big 3s. I trust Withey, T-Rob and Ty to play their typical solid play.

One game at a time....sweet Kansas. Rock Chalk!

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Alohahawk 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm actually happy with KU's bracket placement. They're playing close to home, in the Midwest area, and the teams they might play are, IMHO, beatable. Even N. Carolina, which has a couple of injured players. KU just needs to focus on the next team they play, and not look ahead. They can't let all the mumbo-jumbo talk of previous mid-major losses make them nervous. The Jayhawks have played 17 games against teams in the Big Dance, winning 11 and losing 6. It's not like they haven't played quality teams this season. Against teams with top 3 seeds or better the Jayhawks have won 5 and lost 4. And KU should have won 2 of those 4: Duke and Mizzery. IMHO, KU has just as much a chance to make the Final Four as any team, including all the one seeds.

On the other hand, Syracuse has the toughest draw, with the way some of the East bracket teams played in their conference tournaments. The East has Cincy, Florida State, Ohio State, Vandy and Wisconsin. Any one of those has the personnel to upset any team on a given night. And Syracuse has shown they are vulnerable a number of times this year. If I were a betting man, which I'm not, I'd pick any of the first four to beat Syracuse.

The South has Kentucky, Baylor, Duke and Wichita State. Plus a UConn team which wants badly to defend their Nat. Championship of last year. Especially since UConn is probably banned from next year's tournament. I think Baylor and Wichita State could both upset UK, because UK may be too young and over-confident. Afterall, a much lower ranked Vandy team just beat them. That, and UK played in the much less competitive SEC.

The West has Michigan State, Louisville, Marquette, Florida and Mizzery. I'm picking Louisville or Marquette. Michigan State hasn't impressed me, lately. Florida can win, but only if they're hitting their 3's. The Gator's 3's won't hold up over 6 games. Mizzery, too cocky, and history repeats itself - No Final Four appearances for the striped pussycats.

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Lance Hobson 2 years, 1 month ago

Legs will be fresh after a long layoff. Could help a lot for a long run...

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BPSkelly 2 years, 1 month ago

As a Jayhawk and St. Louis resident I can assure you that I will be there if KU makes it through the first weekend. I'd encourage anyone and everyone from the KC area (and Jayhawk Nation in general) to head to St. Louis and flood the dome with Crimson and Blue. There is NO reason we shouldnt be the prominent fan base there if we make it that far. NONE ! ! !

That said, one thing that is likely getting missed with our first (and hopefully 2nd) round games is that despite being in separate brackets we will be sharing the building with Mizzou. Im sure they'll be no #@$@ talking at all. :) My guess is there wont be ANY first round building that will have the underdogs have such fervor and furor rooting against Mizzou and Kansas. It'll be interesting, and id love to hear from anyone who makes it Omaha no how that goes. Talk about a weirdo dynamic.

Again... if we get through the first weekend folks... COME TO THE DOME IN ST. LOUIS. there will be plenty of tickets available, either still there -- lots right now still or brokers (now that scalping is legal in Missouri). I cant envision there arent oodles of Mizzou folks who have already purchased them looking to unload them as well. :)

Im not counting my chickens before they hatch. KU has gagged it up to many times for me to feel comfortable. But get the Hawks to the Lou and I think we could be in for some good times ! ! !

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Scott Smetana 2 years, 1 month ago

Headed to Vegas on Friday. A little bummed I'm not going to St. Louis if the Hawks get there.

Just so you all know... Regional tickets are easy, as is a premium seat. If we're in the first games, just sit for the first half (at least) in the late team's seats and vice versa if we're the later games. Many tickets still avail at the box office.

Come on Jayhawk nation... make the trip to St. Louis and get loud! UNC travels well!!

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hawkjay21 2 years, 1 month ago

is it 100 percent that ku will play around 9 oclock? Looking to buy tickets and dont know which session that they are playing in

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rob4lb 2 years, 1 month ago

This team is one of the tougher teams to assess. They could fizzle out or they could make it to the Final Four. That is why I don't get too worked up about the brackets. It is hard to believe that KU won't beat Detroit despite the prognosticators. They went 11-7 in the Horizon League. The next round gets a little tougher. If we make it through the first weekend, you have to assume that there will be some upsets and we could play someone we did not expect.

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Janet Olin 2 years, 1 month ago

One game at a time; no slacking/flat play, regardless of the opponent. All the teams earned their way in. Match-ups are important, but not more important than resolve and perseverance. Bring it as a team; listen to the coaches and follow the scouting reports; give it everything you have and leave all the energy on the floor.Then, you will be fine. And the fans will be proud and satisfied.

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NanaJayhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

I don't think we should be thinking about St. Mary's until we have beaten Detroit. They have a good team also, so let's just get through these one at a time.

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Jason Keller 2 years, 1 month ago

Our playoff hopes are pinned to the defensive play of Travis Releford. He will need to be able to cover up the other team's best guard. Offense comes pretty natural to this group but we have struggled with hot shooters on the other end. I hope Travis's ankle is good to go because without him, we are much weaker defensively.

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jaybate 2 years, 1 month ago

And if they survive this Basketball Iwo, then they must sail for what increasingly looms IMHO as an Okinawa Final Four. There is a Sugar Loaf of two bang ballers--Syracuse and MSU--converging on this year's Final Four. And then there is UK, which is almost certain to reach the final four.

To be the fourth team in a Final Four of UK, Syracuse, and MSU, is to be out gunned, out numbered and out supplied.

Its going to get very, very ugly at times.

But these KU team mates are ferocious defenders for long stretches, they are now experienced at conserving energy when they must, and when they finally decide to strike for the win, they are like a team of spitting cobras that can take their prey down and paralyze it long enough to get the win. And then they slighter away to reform for the next attack.

Nothing is written.

All campaigns seem in doubt.

Difficult comes easy.

Impossible takes a little longer.

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jaybate 2 years, 1 month ago

UNC's big advantage is that they don't have to play any bang ball against anyone and that is why they have to be the favorite to get to the Final Four. KU has to play 3 bang ball games just to get to UNC. Its a real shame for KU, because if we met UNC rested, I have almost know doubt that KU could beat them pretty handily. But coming of Georgetown with only a day's rest, things favor UNC, unless Self can pull a strategic rabbit out of the hat with sand bagging.

Glass Half Full:

We match up well with all of these teams, especially Baja KU. Our starting five are better than any of the other starting fives, especially with one of UNC's starters recently injured.

Further, none of these teams play it like MSU and Wisconsin, who come at you with four pulling guards for bigs and just run blocking assignments the whole game. Yes our likely first three opponents--Detroit, Purdue and Georgetown--will play bang ball, but Kevin and Justin are probably good enough to hang in against these calibers of bang ballers.

KU just would not have the depth to bang with a team like MSU, or Wisconsin, especially on one day's rest...not early in the tournament.

So: beating Detroit and Purdue on a day's rest will be tough, but it at least is technically feasible.

Beating Georgetown and UNC on a day's rest will be even tougher, but again, it is at least technically feasible.

And of all the 1 seeds we could have run into before the Final Four, I prefer our chances against Baja KU best without hesitation. Our guys are every bit as fast and athletic as UNC's are, and they are also a heckuva lot stronger and tougher.

Detroit Purdue Georgetown UNC

Its is a gauntlet not because they are all so good, but because there are no breathers, and because we have to plant three straight games of bang ball, and meet UNC on a days rest after chasing and banging with Georgetown.

Difficult comes easy.

Impossible takes a little longer.

I had hoped when these guys got off The Canal, they would not have to go to an Iwo Jima kind of tournament. I had hoped they would get a one seed and maybe only have to play one game of bang ball to get to the Final Four.

But first they have to go up Suribachi against Detroit and Purdue, then wheel around and fight through cave country with Georgetown and Baja KU.

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jaybate 2 years, 1 month ago

"First The Canal, Next Iwo, Then Sugar Loaf"

Well, of course NCAA/CBS are trying to marginalize and flush KU and MU ASAP. They insulted both with 2 seeds and flushed MU west. They gave KU a first rounder with two MickeyDs. If this isn't a stub in the eye to the Big 12, what would be?

Glass Half Empty:

Its a tough row to hoe, because KU gets no legitimate breathers, so Self doesn't really get to play the let 'em labor one day, and do a full amp the second day routine that he prefers.

If KU gets past Detroit, which will be a physical game, it gets Purdue on a day's rest, which will be a physical game. KU could easily take either team, when rested, but KU has pretty much had to sandbag the second game of any Saturday Monday games during regular season, and I don't know if they can afford to sandbag against Purdue. It doesn't really matter though, because they have no choice. They can't play Purdue straight up for 40 minutes on a day's rest. Not feasible. They will have to sandbag Purdue and turn it into a 15 minute game, or they will get gassed and beaten by a not great Purdue the last ten minutes of the game.

Rest and lick wounds for a week.

KU then gets Georgetown, a team it narrowly beat early. It will be a physical game and the Hoyas run the Princeton and like to make opponents guard them 25 seconds. Self has figured out how to beat the Princeton system, but the way he does it takes a heavy toll. KU chases every where. KU fights through all the screens. KU's bigs have to run out and double team the ball screens on the wings. If KU plays this way, it always wins against Princeton teams. So: KU can almost certainly take Georgetown with its A game. But the big question for Self is can KU play its A game and beat Georgetown, and have any gas left in its tank beat Baja KU and Roy only 48 hours in the future? This is a huge problem for Self and KU. Self likes to play it anyway they want, and Baja KU likes to run. How can KU run 40 minutes after guarding the Princeton 25-30 seconds every trip two days before? It seems to me that Self has to make a choice. He has to sand bag against one, or both of these teams. He has to muddy it up for 25 minutes against one, or both these teams. But how? The Georgetown game is going to be muddy no matter what, because playing Princeton teams is a muddy process. The trouble is you can't just muddy it up against a Princeton team for 25 minutes and them come out balls to the walls. You have to play them muddy a full forty minutes. Which means, as nearly as I can tell, Self has to play Georgetown straight up, and KU has to leave it all on the floor to make sure they get a shot at Baja KU and Roy, then they have to muddy it up for 25 minutes on Roy, and then make a break for it with 15 to go. I think it can work, especially if Roy's starter is really out for the tournament.

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IrishCharlie 2 years, 1 month ago

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Mike Kendall 2 years, 1 month ago

There will be upsets, especially in the West. A lot of teams have to travel to get their destination. So, in essence, lots of upsets. They don't call it "The Wild, Wild West," for nothing.

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Tony Bandle 2 years, 1 month ago

1] Vanderbilt game was a hint of UK's inexperience..everybody's picking UK. I am not!!

2] Missouri did not get screwed..when your out of conf. record is in the RPI 200's, you get what you deserve. [Anyone notice how pissed Misery looked??...it was classic!!}

3] KU once again was the class of all the schools...calm, quiet, almost as if they were saying "what else did you all expect!!??"

4] God I hope we play Roy...he'll have a nervous breakdown and it will translate down to his players.

5] God bless Seth Davis...only one to pick Kansas for the Final Four.

6] Hilarious that Jayhawk Nation travels better in Missouri than Tiger or Billiken fans.

7] They should have had Erin Andrews in a string bikini point out the names ala Vanna White....no one would have complained about their seeding because no one would have noticed!!! :)

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missouricat 2 years, 1 month ago

Yes we did there, losthawk it's to bad you couldn't make it to be with us in the championship game, we missed you, I guess the best team won anyway (Baylor).

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losthawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Missouri to take it all. They sure put their stamp on the big 12 in the big 12 tournment before they leave.

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jwolf 2 years, 1 month ago

If you believe what they said you are just swallowing the political tele talk. Kansas had to be a #6 overall because the one seed in that bracket is UNC. In other words if you arrange the top eight seeds overall.... then each of the four brackets would look like the following: number 1 (Kentucky) would get number 8 opposite side of bracket, number 2 (Syracuse) would get number 7, Number 3 (UNC) would get number 6 Jayhawks, and number 4 (Michigan State) would get number 5 Tigers. Actions speak louder than words. But the result could be worse, we still miss Syracuse and Kentucky to get to the final four. Still kinda irks me that Missouri gets Michigan State, but i guess I feel pretty good about the draw anyway.

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kanhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Well, I guess it's over for the Jayhawks. Dickie V just declared on ESPN that Georgetown would beat KU. Darn. I guess I imagined that game earlier this year where l saw KU beat Georgetown 67-63.

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Steve Brown 2 years, 1 month ago

Trust Obama won't make us his selection to win it all this year

That was kiss of death.

Detroit may test us, but at least it's not Creighton in Omaha. We need the Berkshire Hathaway suite.

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Mike Kendall 2 years, 1 month ago

There are no cakewalks but I like our Regional. Mizzou got screwed but I ain't crying, especially since Kimmy English was all cocky talking to the camera after the Baylor game. The toughest Regionals----West and the East. One thing I noticed right away----we have a chance to play Carolina to go to the Final 4--that would be sweet. If we are so fortunate to get the National Final, that would be against Kentucky, most likely. John C and HCBS had a similar meeting in 2008! Very interesting.

Other notables------Wichita State and VCU to open in the South. Very interesting. The Shockers have an opportunity to return a payback to VCU, a Bracket Busters game that cost the Shockers last year. Quite frankly, the earlier VCU loses, the better for KU.

                  -------Mizzou--anybody think that the Gators will probably knock off the Tiggers in the Second Round--I do!!!!!!!!!!!

                  -------Syracuse and K-State in the Second Round, maybe---I kind of like that match up.

                  -------Surfer Fan got his wish!!!!!!!     A KU/San Diego State match up is possible.    I know you want this to happen.
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phogphan2000 2 years, 1 month ago

Not crazy about the Detroit matchup, star PG playing for his dad, anyone heard this story out of the Horizon before? Not going to be easy at all, good thing KU has time to prepare for these guys. Ray McCallum Jr, McDonalds All-American, preseason Horizon POY. They've won 13 of their last 15 and 10 of last 11 including 5 straight. Play 8-9 guys, have some size, 6'10" 260lb C with 61% shooting, 6'10" 220lb F that averages 2.2blcks

For the good news, Detroir F Nick Minerath tore ACL early in season leaving them with no sound outside threat, so it'd take some bad luck for Detroit to beat KU from the outside

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joeloveshawks 2 years, 1 month ago

Obviously KU has dropped a number of games early in the tournament and I am worried about any team. But why are so many of you high on Detroit? They have 13 losses. Did someone on ESPN say they were good?

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martyks 2 years, 1 month ago

and exactly what would be wrong with saying that? Compare Butler's record in the tourney with their record in their conference... Duke was so lucky to beat them. The next year, I have no idea what happened to them. Most of those kids were from Indiana and yet, couldn't throw a rock in the ocean from the beach. That was so weird. If the years had been reversed, it would have made sense.

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losthawk 2 years, 1 month ago

KU might make the sweet sixteen and that about all, if they make it. All the experts said that Missouri is the best team in the big 12 and that they should end up in the final.

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Tom Wilson 2 years, 1 month ago

Will be an emotional ride. We have already beaten Georgetown; will overconfidence rule the day....again? The University of Michigan is my "other" alma mater; my undergrad at KU dominates those emotions though. Then there is Roy "I-will-not-leave-KU" Williams and the Tarheels. Hopefully, the Jayhawks will not let up. This is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, brackets...but don't tell the players!!!!!

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JayHok 2 years, 1 month ago

Get mad about what happened in KC, Jayhawks! Get mad, get mad, get real mad each and every game.

Looking at that St. Louis dispatch article's comments it's remarkable Mizzou fans have a hard time understanding their out-of-conference schedule was 294. They were one Don Daily call from being a 3 seed.

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colreader 2 years, 1 month ago

Really strange that Mizzou plays in Omaha, like we do, but they're in the West.

I think Mizzou can beat Mich State.

Mizzou and Kentucky would be a track meet. MU makes it to the final game against.....KU of course!

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gchawk 2 years, 1 month ago

I'll go out on a limb here and say that I'm predicting a Big XII Final Four !! I'm not really, but it could conceivably happen.

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Michael Wattai 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm a diehard Jayhawk first, but my MBA is from Detroit. I have 4 brothers-in-law with degrees from UofD also. This has always been my biggest fear. If KU loses to these guys, I'll never hear the end of it. Uhg.

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Bear86 2 years, 1 month ago

Once again the NCAA does Kansas No favors in the Tourney bracket. G-Town will be tough and NC looks like the best (and deepest) team in the country heading into the Tourney. KU's draw could have been worse but what really chaps me is Mizzou's draw. Cake Walk to the regional final (which I like them beating MSU to go to the Final Four). It'll make me sick if Mizzou makes it to the last Four.

F-Texas !!!

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Brian Haase 2 years, 1 month ago

Anyone know when they'll announce what time we play? I'm happy with our region actually, for once I feel like we don't have the toughest road.

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Jwilson90 2 years, 1 month ago

I kno I'm new here bur I follow Kansas basketball like no other. With that said idk how many of u watched bracketology earlier today but they said Detroit would be a scary first round matchup for any team. They have mccallum who was a top 50 college recruit and a very solid center. If ku don't bring it we all might see an early exit. Detroit is no joke. Anyways tho I have faith in the hawks and hope to see us cutting down the nets and would love to see us give ol Roy a good butt whopping again!!!!

RCJHGKU!!!!!

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Eliott Reeder 2 years, 1 month ago

What time is the game on Friday!?!

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willite 2 years, 1 month ago

Kansas better come ready to play because that Detroit team is no joke!

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andrewbary 2 years, 1 month ago

Duke over Mich State Syracuse over Kansas Syracuse over Duke, 82-73

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Ethan Berger 2 years, 1 month ago

Detroit is a scary team. They can cause a lot of fits but are a very similar team to us. 1st weekend will be a fight to get out of. I'm pleased with the brackets this year. Every 1 and two seed has a big fight to get to the final four. No Cake walks this year.

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Ben Kane 2 years, 1 month ago

how great would a ku mizery national championship game be

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Lance Hobson 2 years, 1 month ago

West would have been better but this is doable. Maybe we'll actually get to play Gtown this year. Seems like they always get upset when we're supposed to play them.

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sshreders18 2 years, 1 month ago

No thinking about UNC. In fact no thinking about any team except for Detroit. In this land-mine-laden bracket it's going to have to be first things first.

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Chris Shaw 2 years, 1 month ago

As a poster stated above, I don't like the idea of St. Mary's nor do I like potentially playing G-Town a second time, but the good thing is................this is a "Blue Collar" bottom half of the bracket and I think that feeds into Kansas' strengths.

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Joe Ross 2 years, 1 month ago

Great draw for Kansas. Beware the Killer B.

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Pitthawk34 2 years, 1 month ago

Time for BS to put the VCU and Davidson game in and force the guys to watch.

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Chris Shaw 2 years, 1 month ago

They just said Mizzou was the #8? Interesting! They paired the 4th #1 with the 4th #2 supposedly! Interesting commentary!

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manginodrh00lz 2 years, 1 month ago

Rebounding will be key - play their weakness

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Joe Satterwhite 2 years, 1 month ago

Seth Davis has us beating UNC in the Elite 8

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Kit Duncan 2 years, 1 month ago

A 2 seed gives KU fans a much better draw with easy sites to travel to. Feed off the crowd and WIN 'Hawks!!

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deepind 2 years, 1 month ago

Glass half-empty look: Too many mid-majors in our bracket! :( Coach Self's record against mid-majors in the tourney is not very promising!!

Glass half-full look: We may not have to play a powerhouse team until the regional finals!!

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Ben Kane 2 years, 1 month ago

detroit not the team i wanted to see

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MrPilot 2 years, 1 month ago

KU the #5 overall team! Straight from the Committee Chair himself! They were "concerned" with Mizzou's "low strength" nonconference schedule.

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Jeffery Barrett 2 years, 1 month ago

I just hope none of the players say anything to any opponents players before the game.

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Steve Gantz 2 years, 1 month ago

Hate to say it, but Missouri should have been a 1 instead of UNC.

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jayhawkinATL 2 years, 1 month ago

I can't wait to hear the Mizzou people cry about not being placed in Saint Louis.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 1 month ago

I guess I liked it when the tournament was just about basketball. Today it's about selling out arenas and creating made for tv match ups.

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MrPilot 2 years, 1 month ago

Rock Chalk! I couldn't be much happier with our draw.

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JayHawkFanToo 2 years, 1 month ago

Big 12 get the highest percentage of teams:

Big 12 - 6 out of 10 = 60% Big 10 - 6 out of 12 = 50% Big East - 9 -16 = 56% ACC - 5 out of 12 = 42% PAC 12 - 2 out of 12 = 17% SEC - 4 out of 12 = 33%

I guess this answers the question of which is the strongest Conference.

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Joe Satterwhite 2 years, 1 month ago

Kind of worried about a potential match-up with St. Mary's...anyone else

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connhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

I think Saint Mary's has upset potential, but we've got a good region otherwise. The Tar Heels are definitely good, but I'd prefer them over MSU, Duke, or UK.

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Miguel Colón 2 years, 1 month ago

We have too many mid majors in our region and I think our boys might try to look ahead to a meeting with Roy! I am scared! Anyone else worried??

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Miguel Colón 2 years, 1 month ago

We have too many mid majors in our region and I think our boys might try to look ahead to a meeting with Roy! I am scared! Anyone else worried??

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Miguel Colón 2 years, 1 month ago

We have too many mid majors in our region and I think our boys might try to look ahead to a meeting with Roy! I am scared! Anyone else worried??

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Steve Gantz 2 years, 1 month ago

Anyone notice when they were showing the brackets they had KStates record as 32-2?

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rob4lb 2 years, 1 month ago

St. Mary's would scare me. The key is to get out of next weekend and make the Sweet 16.

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mojayhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Could we show a little excitement when our name is called?

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Steve Gantz 2 years, 1 month ago

I like it! But I've liked our chances every year for the last 25 years or so.

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Vernon Riggs 2 years, 1 month ago

Not sure beating UNC is cakewalk

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rob4lb 2 years, 1 month ago

Hard to say about KU's draw. We could play a mid-major in the second round in St Mary's. Possible rematch with Georgetown. I think UNC has a tougher draw than KU.

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2 years, 1 month ago

Cake walk to the Final Four

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gchawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Good region. Should be interesting.

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