2024 March Madness bracket: Where Kansas basketball is projected to land in NCAA Tournament

Today, the Jayhawks will learn their March Madness fate during Selection Sunday.
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The entire season has led up to Selection Sunday, the selection process that determines the teams and seedings in the NCAA Tournament. Today, schools around the country will find out if and when they will be competing in the Big Dance this week.

Fans are eagerly awaiting to learn the seeding of the Kansas basketball team, one of the most up-and-down groups in the NCAA. Bill Self is coaching what is arguably the worst team in his tenure. Despite holding wins over Houston, UConn, and Tennessee on their resume, the Jayhawks finished 10-8 in conference play and are on pace for the worst record since 1988-89.

The preseason No. 1 squad has continued to plummet in the rankings during its slump, but they are still expected to receive a fairly respectable draw in the tournament — albeit an underwhelming one for Jayhawk standards.

Kansas has a consensus seed among most experts. Joe Lunardi of ESPN and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports are two of the most trusted bracketologists around, so we put together a recap of where Kansas lands on each of their 68-team fields.


Seed: No. 4
Region: Midwest
First-Round Opponent: No. 13 Yale

In Lunardi's bracket, Kansas lands in the Midwest (Detroit) region and begins play with No. 13 Yale. The two schools met in December during nonconference play, and the result was a 15-point win for the home team in Allen Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs still need to defeat Brown in the Ivy League Championship game, so their making the tournament relies solely on their performance today.

If Kansas were to advance in this hypothetical scenario, they would face the winner of No. 5 South Carolina and No. 12 Samford. Like the Jayhawks, South Carolina has had its fair share of struggles throughout the year and they would likely be viewed as a favorable draw in the Round of 32.

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Seed: No. 4
Region: West
First-Round Opponent: No. 13 Vermont

Are we noticing a pattern here? Palm's bracket also has Kansas landing as a No. 4 seed, and the next round would be against the winner of No. 5 South Carolina vs. No. 12 VCU. He projects the Jayhawks to match up with America East winners Vermont in round one.