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Selection Sunday 2021 Open Thread

Join us in discussing the field, the brackets, and all the wonderfulness that is March Madness.

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Due to last season’s cancelled tournament, the following stats still stand: The Kansas Jayhawks have appeared in 47 total NCAA Tournaments, including 29 in a row (about to be 30). In fact, the last time KU did not go dancing, “Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson was the #1 song and “Lean on Me” was the #1 movie in theaters.

Those dark, dark days are better known as March of 1989.

Anyway, Kansas has seen 15 Finals Fours and won three championships while compiling an overall 107-46 record. In his career, Bill Self is 46-18 in the Tournament, 36-13 while at Kansas.

This tournament will obviously be a bit different, as it will be played entirely within the state of Indiana at various venues spanning from Indianapolis to Bloomington to West Lafayette. Thus, the selection committee plans to utilize a true S curve in seeding this year (typically, they will adjust for geography).

The field of 64 will begin play on Friday, March 19 this year (instead of the usual Thursday).

Selection Sunday

When: 5:00 PM CDT


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Kansas Bracketology

One year after being the overwhelming favorite to be the top overall seed in the tournament (sad face), KU appears to be pretty solidly on the 3-seed line, although I suppose the possibility exists of dropping down to the 4-line depending on how the committee makes its final adjustments as conference tournaments wrap up.


Use this thread to talk about the draw, the regional, and the tournament as a whole. Once the brackets are out, consider the following questions:

How far will the Jayhawks advance? What do you like about our draw? What do you hate about our draw?

How many Sweet 16 teams will the Big 12 get?

How many #1 seeds will make the Final Four?

Who is over-seeded?

Who is under-seeded?

What’s your first-round upset special?

Who’s your Cinderella?