Kansas City, Mo. Various college basketball analysts are saying Kansas University’s 30-4 basketball team Sunday will be awarded the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
The Jayhawks have been ranked No. 1 in the land the last two weeks in both the AP and USA Today polls and have added three victories in the Big 12 Tournament to validate the squad’s regular-season title.
“Our numbers are really good,” KU coach Bill Self said of wins against top-25 teams and the Jayhawks’ RPI.
“I don’t know if that means anything. I think we’ll be a 1. I don’t think it’s a lock we’d go to Chicago (Midwest Regional site),” Self added. “I think Michigan State is a 1. They could take us South (to Louisville). I don’t know which is closer, Chicago or Louisville. Who knows where we’ll go? I am confident we’ll be a 1-seed, though.”
Chicago and Louisville are spots for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. Most pundits figure the Jayhawks will open the NCAA tourney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday.
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