Jayhawks notch first-round victory in Des Moines

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 in News and Sports

KU basketball vs. Austin Peay, NCAA Tournament 2016

The KU men’s basketball team earned the No. 1 overall seed in the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, marking the seventh straight season that the Jayhawks have earned a No. 1 or No. 2 seed, and the 12th time overall that Kansas has been a one-seed.

The team opened tournament play against No. 16 Austin Peay State University on Thursday, March 17. No luck was needed as the Jayhawks handily beat the Governors, 105-79, to advance to the second round and a matchup against No. 9 UConn.

The admissions offices at the two schools even got in on the fun, trading shots on Twitter.

Watch our slideshow below to see pictures from Thursday’s game, or click here to view them on Flickr. Photos courtesy of Steve Puppe.


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