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Kansas Named NCAA's Overall No. 1 Seed After Big 12 Tournament Title

The top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks completed a successful college basketball weekend after being named the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

It was academic after winning the Big 12 regular season and the tournament title in Kansas City over the weekend. But now that the Jayhawks have their No. 1 seed, this is the analogy coach Bill Self uses.

“It’d be like having a stellar high school career and it’s over, but when you get to college you got start all over again and go compete,” said Self.

The Jayhawks open Thursday afternoon around 2:50 in Des Moines against Austin Peay of Clarksville, Tennessee.

Greg Echlin is a sports reporter for KCUR 89.3.

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