NCAA Tournament

Kansas is NCAA Tournament top seed

Kansas is the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Jayhawks will open the tournament with first- and second-round games in Oklahoma City. KU will play No. 16 seed Lehigh on Thursday and will play either No. 8 UNLV or No. 9 Northern Iowa on Saturday in the second round. If they advance, the Jayhawks will play in the regional semifinals and finals in St. Louis.

Also in the Midwest Regional are the two teams that defeated Kansas in the regular season, sixth-seeded Tennessee and seventh-seeded Oklahoma State.

Kansas State received a No. 2 seed in the West Region but will also play its first- and second-round games in Oklahoma City. The Wildcats will open the tournament against No. 15 seed North Texas on Thursday. If they win, the Wildcats will play either No. 7 BYU or No. 10 Florida in the second round Saturday. The West Regional semifinals and finals are in Salt Lake City.

Missouri is the No. 10 seed in the East Region and will play No. 7 Clemson on Friday in Buffalo, N.Y. The winner of that game faces No. 2 West Virginia or No. 15 Morgan State in the second round Sunday. The East Regional semifinals and final are in Syracuse, N.Y.

Kansas, 32-2, is coming off a victory over Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament championship game at the Sprint Center on Saturday.

Kentucky, 32-2, and Duke, 29-5, also won their conference tournaments on Sunday and earned top seeds. The Wildcats defeated Mississippi State in overtime to capture the Southeastern Conference event, and Duke beat Georgia Tech to win the ACC Tournament.

Syracuse is the fourth No. 1 seed.

Kentucky is headed to the East Regional, Duke to the South Regional and Syracuse to the West.

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