2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Kansas Jayhawks

By Trevor Lowry
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Record: 24-9

RPI: 3

BPI: 5

Conference: Big 12 Conference

How They Qualified: At-Large Berth

Region: No. 2 seed in the South


Just in case you haven’t heard Andrew Wiggins‘ name enough this season here it is one more time. Andrew Wiggins.

Whether if you think he is overrated, underrated or whatever it may be, Wiggins has been pretty good this season. So has his fellow teammates.

The Kansas Jayhawks are without a doubt one of the most talented teams entering the NCAA tournament. It will be interesting to see if Wiggins and the rest of the team can take their game to the next level, but having great point guard play –one of the Jayhawks’ biggest weaknesses this year– will be key to making a Final Four run.


What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Andrew Wiggins (17.4 ppg)

Leading Rebounder: Joel Embiid (8.1 rpg)

Leading Passer: Naadir Tharpe (5.2 apg)

Bad Losses: None  

Good Wins: Duke, New Mexico, Oklahoma (twice), Oklahoma State (twice), Iowa State (twice)


As you can see, Kansas has beaten a bunch of quality teams this year. However, resumes and all of that other fun stuff go out the window once the tournament starts. There are no guarantees in the dance. Well, that is not entirely true. Until a No. 16 seed beats a No. 1 seed, it is a given to move all No. 1 seeds to the round of 32 in your bracket.

There are so many players opponents have to worry about on this Kansas team. Yes, Wiggins is going to get a lot of the attention, but Joel Embiid, Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis are all capable of going off.

The Kansas Jayhawks are dancing!


Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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