#1 Kansas Jayhawks (28-3, 17-1) Spoiler: Kansas info Big 12 (1st) Off- 74.6 ppg / Def- 60.7 ppg NCAA Appearances- 48 (Last: 2019) Top Scorers: Devon Dotson 18.1 ppg Udoka Azubuike 13.7 ppg Ochai Agbaji 10.0 ppg Marcus Garrett 9.2 ppg Isaiah Moss 7.9 ppg #16 North Carolina Central Eagles (19-13, 13-3) Spoiler: NC Central info MEAC (1st) Conf. Tourney champs Off- 69.7 ppg / Def- 66.0 ppg NCAA Appearances- 4 (Last: 2019) Top Scorers: Jibri Blount 19.1 ppg Randy Miller Jr. 14.3 ppg C.J. Keyser 11.6 ppg Deven Palmer 7.0 ppg Jordan Perkins 6.8 ppg The Jayhawks enter as the #1 overall seed in the Bracket of Doom, led by All-Americans Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike. Kansas is well-known for their explosive offense, 1st in the Big 12, and future-NBA playmakers, but don't be fooled. This team can defend as well, boasting a stingy defense that is top 10 in the nation, and allowing opponents to shoot just 37.7% from the field. That's good for 3rd out of 353 Division 1 teams. It's no wonder they would've been odds-on favorites in the NCAA Tournament. The heavy underdog Eagles were voted through to the next round, but now get the unenviable task of being Kansas' sparring partner in this 1st Round matchup. If big man Jibri Blount (19.1 ppg) has anything to say about it, it's that the Eagles can look no further than just two years ago when UMBC shocked overall #1 Virginia, and ask, "Why not us?"