As expected, the selection committee handed the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament bracket. That was about the only thing we knew heading into the tournament -- KU would be a No. 1 seed playing a 16 seed.
History says KU will win this game because, well, a 16 seed has never beaten a 1 seed, as SB Nation's Rock Chalk Talk notes.
As for the Jayhawks this is the 22nd consecutive tournament appearance which is currently the longest active streak without an interruption. It also marks the 10th time that the Jayhawks have been a no.1 seed which ranks third in college basketball since seeding began in 1979.
So Kansas as one of the four top dogs isn't a surprise and it's actually a normal seed for KU, who has been highly successful in the regular season the last two decades. Their opponent, Boston University, won their conference and there's only one ray of hope for them -- experience.
As for the no. 16 Boston University, well they are the America East Conference champion and enter the game with a 21-13 overall record. The one telling roster note worth mentioning is the seven upperclassman on the roster. The Terriers have experience and that's big in March.
We're not going to spend a ton of time breaking down Boston because Kansas won't be losing to them. Though KU has choked in the tourney before, that won't be happening -- at least not in round one.
It's hard not to look ahead but I'm just as interested in the UNLV-Illinois game to find out who their second round opponent is.
Check out more on the Jayhawks road to the Final Four at Rock Chalk Talk.