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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Bracket Unveiling; What to Expect from the Midwest Region

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Dear Big 12 Fans: Enjoy Kansas' Down Year, It's Unlikely to Last
Kansas and Iowa State playing for the Big 12 Tournament Title, it made sense perfect sense on Saturday night at the Sprint Center. No other Big 12 team has won the conference tournament since Missouri back in 2012. So why not pin these two teams against each other in the conference final for the first time since 2015?

KU basketball NCAA tournament seed announced
The Kansas Jayhawks are the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region of the 2019 NCAA tournament. The Jayhawks will face Northeastern in the first round this Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. Should KU advance, it would play the winner of Auburn/New Mexico State. The regional will be in Kansas City.

Luck shines on the Jayhawks on Selection Sunday | Smithology |
A nine-loss KU team that is seeded fourth has no business playing in Kansas City, Mo., in the Sweet 16. But if — and this “if” should be deciphered in a font size 10 times larger than this — the Jayhawks handle their business against No. 13 seed Northeastern on Thursday and are then able to advance past either No. 5 Auburn or No. 13 New Mexico State, they’ll be right back at Sprint Center less than two weeks from now.

Selection Sunday Notebook: Jayhawks forced to wait to find out NCAA Tournament fate |
That was what made it a bit torturous for Dotson and his Kansas teammates on Sunday, when they had to wait through three sets of commercials and all the way to the final region to learn that the Jayhawks had drawn a No. 4 seed in the Midwest region and would play No. 13 Northeastern at 3 p.m. Thursday in Salt Lake City.

3-point loving Northeastern to meet KU in Round 1 |
The Colonial Athletic Association’s postseason champions, the Northeastern Huskies, didn’t have to sweat out Selection Sunday wondering whether their team’s name would appear before the broadcast concluded.

Bracket breakdown: KU's NCAA tournament pod in Salt Lake
The 2018-19 NCAA tournament field has been announced, and if you're a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks or one of the other teams heading to Salt Lake in the Midwest region — or just looking to make some picks in your bracket — here's a piece breaking down the four teams in the pod containing the Jayhawks.

Initial takeaways from the NCAA Tournament unveiling
For now, most of the analysis will focus on which teams made it in, where they were seeded, which teams were out and which matchups to watch. So what stood out the most about the bracket announcement and comments that came immediately afterward?

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NCAA tournament 2019: What to know about every team in the bracket
Bill Self had one of his most turbulent seasons, only the second of his tenure that ended without a Big 12 championship. The Streak ended after Kansas lost Udoka Azubuike to a season-ending injury as well as Lagerald Vick, the team's best shooter (45.5 percent from the 3-point line), to a leave of absence that ultimately extended through the rest of the season. But Dedric Lawson (19.2 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 1.1 BPG) is an All-American who is doing everything he can to carry a Kansas squad that finished sixth in the Big 12 in adjusted offensive efficiency on KenPom for the first time in 15 years.

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