It's really a simple concept. Win six games in a row, and you take home a National Championship. The brackets for the NCAA Tournament were released today, and the University of Kansas, Kansas State & Wichita State are all going to the Big Dance.

For the third time in the past 6 years, the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats will play their opening round games at the same site, the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

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Kansas was named a #1 seed in the South Regional, while Kansas State will be a #4 seed in the West region. The Jayhawks will take on Western Kentucky on Friday, while the Wildcats face the winner of Boise St. or La Salle. The Kansas City region plays on Friday, with the next round on Sunday.

The Wichita State Shockers earned a #9 seed out of the West regional, and will face Pittsburgh on Thursday in Salt Lake City.

The Jayhawks and Wildcats were also in the same location for the first weekend in 2008 (Omaha) and 2010 (Oklahoma City).


Thursday - Wichita St. vs. Pittsburgh - 12:40 p.m. on TBS

Friday - Kansas State vs. La Salle or Boise St. - Approx. 2:00 p.m. on TruTV

Friday - Kansas vs. Western Kentucky - Approx. 8:45 p.m. on TNT