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2015 NCAA Tournament Profile: Kansas Jayhawks

Record: 26 – 8 (13 – 5)

Region-Seed: No. 2 seed in Midwest

RPI: 2

BPI: 8

Conference: Big 12

How They Qualified: At-Large

 

The Kansas Jayhawks started off the 2014-15 college basketball season by getting crushed by the Kentucky Wildcats 72 – 40, but followed up with a 13 – 1 run that went all the way to mid-January.  Kansas, after winning the Big 12 regular season title, lost in the Big 12 Tournament final, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous.

The biggest positive for Kansas moving into March is that they have won seven games this season by two scores or less, meaning that this is one of the best teams in the country when it comes to closing out games. Hopefully, this translates to success in the NCAA Tournament where most match ups should be highly contested.

What You Need To Know:

Leading Scorer: Perry Ellis

Leading Rebounder: Perry Ellis

Leading Passer: Frank Mason III

Bad Losses: None

Good Wins: Utah, Baylor (twice), Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Iowa State

The Jayhawks boast one of the most impressive all around records in college basketball. Playing some of the best teams in the country week-in and week-out, Kansas will be more than prepared for the gritty nature of the NCAA Tournament. This team relies on the consistency of veteran leader Perry Ellis and the elite point guard play of Frank Mason III, who not only leads the team in assists but currently sits at second in points per game.

Watch for this team to do big things in the Big Dance from their opening game onward.

Taylor Sturm is a Featured Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

The Kansas Jayhawks easily made the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Find out more about them, here.

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