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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jayhawks likely No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney

KU projected to open NCAA Tournament in Des Moines

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. celebrates a late bucket by forward Landen Lucas during the second half, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. celebrates a late bucket by forward Landen Lucas during the second half, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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— 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.

— See what people were saying about the Big 12 title game during KUsports.com’s live coverage


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By the Numbers: Kansas 81, West Virginia 71

By the Numbers: Kansas 81, West Virginia 71

Comments

Jay Scott 3 years, 8 months ago

An amazing achievement for a team that many Kansas basketball "experts" adamantly argue is coached by a buffoon, has two guards who are Mid major caliber, has a center that would get no scholarship offers from any other contending team, a PF that should be playing the 3 because he's over-matched and a backup PF/C that is useless....

Michael Lorraine 3 years, 8 months ago

Don't count your chickens yet Jay. For the anti-Bill Self crowd this is an all or nothing season. If they don't cut down the nets in Houston the fire Bill Self crowd will come out of the woodwork. At the very least a final four appearance will be required.

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