Jayhawks view Big 12 tourney as chance to improve March Madness seeding

Grant SmithMar 09, 2018

If the Cowboys win both games, they are a likely NCAA Tournament team. The next loss they take will be their last of the season. That means every team in the bracket is beatable and nobody is a consensus favorite.

"Instead of us taking care of our business we left it in the committee's hands", Young said.

Here's a look at the 2018 SEC Tournament.

Another successful college basketball season in the Sunflower State expects to conclude with Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament that kicks off next week.

Both teams open play in Thursday's quarterfinals in New York's Madison Square Garden, with Xavier facing the St. John's-Georgetown victor and Villanova facing the DePaul-Marquette victor. "You can play really good basketball and be on the short end of a one or two possession-game, and it's not anything you did wrong".

Kansas is not in a position where its hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament are tethered to outcomes in the Big 12 Tournament. You may disagree with that, but there's plenty of rationale behind it, and the history of teams "on a roll" or "on a slide" shows that they are not strong factors in predicting the future, compared to knowing the entire body of work (significant player injuries aside).

No. 23 Florida is the other ranked team in the SEC field. If the Gators are missing shots, they could be ousted in the first game. The latest win over the Knasas Jayhawks saw Kendall Smith lead the way with a season high 25. The Cowboys were 11 of 26 from beyond the arc, improving to 16-2 when they make at least nine 3s. They are tied for the most overall quality wins.

The Sooners beat the Cowboys by 20 in early January, back when they were ascending to No. 4 in the nation. These two split the two meetings during the season, with the home team covering and winning in each contest. No conference has ever sent 80 percent of the league to the NCAA Tournament since 1985 when the field expanded to 64 teams. Texas A&M, Missouri and Arkansas should all feel pretty solid about getting in. "You just try to make him as inefficient as possible".

The Arizona State situation is probably been more shocking.

Only one ranked team was playing (No. 12 North Carolina) and one autobid was decided.

Missouri is an intriguing team to watch this week for a number of different reasons. With two seasons under his belt, Wigginton should be ready to head for the NBA Draft where he should be a first-round draft selection. Also keep in mind that Missouri will have a home court advantage by playing this one in St. Louis.

The conference tournament has several issues to sort out. He's not the most athletic, but he plays hard and plays smart.

Young finished runner-up to Kansas guard Devonte' Graham in the votes.

In the next game of the night, the Iowa State Cyclones faced the Texas Longhorns, with the Longhorns lacking freshman star forward Mo Bamba. Even if Keenan Evans doesn't play, it will be tough to beat Texas Tech twice in two weeks.

KU needs one of these guys in the game at all times.

Since this is The Collegian, I say K-State wins the tournament and enters the Big Dance on a four-game winning streak and really improves on its seeding the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky's success will largely be dictated by its collective efforts to score.

The Big 12 fact of life, according to Self.

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