It’s the National Championship of Kansas when the Jayhawks and Wichita State Shockers have their Midwest Regional showdown Sunday.
For the purpose of the NCAA Tournament, a Sweet 16 trip is on the line. But for the state, bragging rights are up for grabs.
The second-seeded Jayhawks are slight favorites and are coming off a big win where they covered the 9.5-point spread. No. 7 Wichita State won its first game by 5, failing to cover the 6.5-point spread.
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Kansas-Wichita State Point Spread
Kansas … -1.5
Wichita State … +1.5
Kansas is 19-16 against the spread, while Wichita State is 17-14-1.
Kansas is 3-7 ATS in the past 10, Wichita State 6-3-1.
Wichita is 9-1 straight up over the past 10 games, Kansas 6-4.
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Kansas-Wichita State Over-Under
Over-Under … 134
Kansas is 17-17 vs. the over-under, Wichita State 16-13.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wichita State’s last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas’s last 5 games.
Kansas-Wichita State Odds to Win the Tournament
Kansas … 40/1
Wichita State … 50/1
The oddsmakers aren’t giving much respect to Kansas as a No. 2 seed (lowest odds of all 2s to win the entire tournament), while they’re loving Wichita State as a No. 7 (the Shockers were given better odds than most 4s, 5s and 6s).
Before UConn won last as a No. 7 vs. a 2 in 2014, second seeds had won 12 straight vs. No. 7s.
No. 2 Kansas (27-8) vs. No. 7 Wichita State (29-4)
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska
5:15 p.m. Eastern