Mar 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Kevin Young (40) talks with teammate Perry Ellis during the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the championship game of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Kansas defeated Kansas State 70-54. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: Jayhawks Earn Top Seed in South Region

On Sunday, the Big 12 regular season co- champions and conference tournament champions learned their fate. The Kansas Jayhawks earned a number one seed in the South region, taking on 16th-seeded Western Kentucky in the second round. The game will take place in Kansas City, Missouri, where the Jayhawks just won the Big 12 tournament at. The game is scheduled for Friday, with a time yet to be determined.

The Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky are the Sun Belt conference’s automatic bid after winning the conference tournament championship. Western Kentucky posted an 20-15 record overall,though ran the table in the tournament.

Other teams in the region include: Georgetown at the number two seed, Florida at three, and Michigan as the number four seed. VCU is number five,  UCLA is number six, and San Diego State comes in at number seven. The number eight seed is North Carolina, nine Villanova, and 10 Oklahoma. The final five seeds in the region are: Minnesota, Akron, South Dakota State, Northwestern State,  and Florida Gulf-Coast.

Other Big 12 schools in the tournament joining Oklahoma and Kansas are Kansas State, Iowa State,  and Oklahoma State. The Wildcats face the winner of Boise State and La Salle as a four-seed

, while Iowa State as a 10-seed takes on Notre Dame. Oklahoma State faces Oregon as a five-seed. The number one overall seed was Louisville who is in the Midwest Region. Gonzaga, and Indiana are the other two number one seeds. The tournament starts on Tuesday as North Carolina AT&T faces Liberty in a battle of 16-seeds, with the winner facing Louisville. The other Tuesday game sees Middle Tennessee State facing Saint Mary’s in a game of 11-seeds, and the winner takes on Memphis.


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