Top-Seeded Kansas Jayhawks Prepare For First Tourney Test Opposite Austin Peay
There can only be one top overall seed going into March Madness, and that distinction in this year’s festivities belongs to the Kansas Jayhawks, who ended the year with the No. 1 ranking in the country. They’ll have their sights set on capturing the school’s fourth national championship in its storied history.
Kansas Jayhawks tickets at Razorgator have been a force on the secondary market all season long, and the same should ring true when they take the court for their first-round matchup against the No. 16-seeded Austin Peay Governors, who are no slouch in their own right.
The Governors finished only 18-17 on the year, but swept through the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in impressive fashion to make it to the big dance. Senior center Chris Horton led the way, enjoying a tremendous campaign in which he averaged 18.9 points and 12 rebounds. If Austin Peay has any shot of pulling off the upset, they’ll need that same type of dominance from the 21-year-old.
But even if they do get a similar outing, it may not be enough, as the Jayhawks are loaded with talent this year, hence why they ended the year on top of the country. Senior forward Perry Ellis, for instance, led the team in scoring with 16.7 points while shooting a remarkable 52.3 percent from the field. He also averaged 5.9 rebounds a night. Wayne Selden Jr. also posted some notable numbers, registering 13.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting, as did Frank Mason III, who chipped in 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists a night.
Among the pricier NCAA Tournament tickets, fans will be getting an up-close look at the team that could very well go all the way. Fortunately, ParkWhiz.com features some sweet deals on Wells Fargo Arena parking to help fans save money when the two teams kick off their tournament slate from Iowa.