Kansas gets No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

The Kansas Jayhawks will be the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region.

No. 5 KU, which finished the season on a seven-game winning streak, used a thrilling 84-74 victory over Texas to catapult itself into prime tourney real estate.

The Jayhawks will open NCAA Tournament play in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday against No. 16 seed Portland State.

If KU gets by Portland State, it will play the winner of No. 8 seed UNLV and No. 9 seed Kent State. The rest of the top seeds in the Midwest Region: No. 2 Georgetown, No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 4 Vanderbilt, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Southern California and No. 7 Gonzaga.

Kansas will also be joined by rival Kansas State in Omaha. The Wildcats are the No. 11 seed.

The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games in this region will be played in Detroit.

Tennessee, considered a No. 1 seed heading into the weekend, lost that spot after losing to Arkansas on Saturday in the SEC tournament semifinals.

The other No. 1 seeds are North Carolina (East), Memphis (South) and UCLA (West).

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