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5 Reasons Why Kansas Will Win The 2014 NCAA Tournament

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5 Reasons Why Kansas Will Win the 2014 NCAA Tournament

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The Kansas Jayhawks received the No. 2 seed in the South region of the 2014 NCAA tournament and will be one of the favorites to win it all. Kansas will have it rough, but adversity isn't something Bill Self’s squad is unfamiliar with. Here are five reasons Kansas can win it all.

5. Cohesion

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5. Cohesion

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Kansas has looked lost since the injury to Joel Embiid, but the Jayhawks have spent the last few games getting used to playing without him. Expect the team to start clicking, especially with more than a week to prepare.

4. Big 12 Schedule

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4. Big 12 Schedule

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The Big 12 was the most difficult conference in college basketball. Playing in a conference where any team could beat you (well, except TCU) would help any top team.

3. Bill Self

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3. Bill Self

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Self is one of the top coaches in college basketball. It’s hard to see a situation in which he doesn't leads this team to at least the Final Four.

2. Non-Conference Games

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2. Non-Conference Games

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Kansas has played Duke (win), Villanova (loss), Florida (loss), New Mexico (win) and San Diego State (loss). The Jayhawks are familiar with a lot of good tournament teams.

1. Andrew Wiggins

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1. Andrew Wiggins

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Wiggins is expected to be a top-three NBA draft pick and can take control of a game at any moment. If he can start off hot, I’m not sure anyone can beat Kansas.