The Kansas Jayhawks are looking to claim their first national championship in the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament since defeating Memphis in 2008. This year, they face perennial underdogs Austin Peay University who are the the sixteenth seed in the South region. Kansas returns to this year’s tournament as the number one seed in the South, and the number one seed overall. The game takes place on Thursday, March 17th at 3:00 PM CST. In order to make sure you are ready for the action, here’s what you need to know before the Jayhawks tip off on their quest for the title.

  • Kansas is the current favorite to win the national title, according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI). As of now, Kansas has the highest chance to cut down the nets and bring home the title at 17%.
  • The Jayhawks are on a roll, defeating fourteen straight opponents on their way to the Big XII championship title.
  • The Kansas men’s basketball team is currently ranked number one in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls.
  • No number one seed has ever lost to a sixteen seed in the history of the NCAA tournament, so the odds are in the Jayhawks’ favor when they face the Governors on Thursday.

With the first rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament broadcast across the entire family of CBS channels, make sure you can catch all the action with a satellite TV package from Advanced Satellites. With locations in Salina and Hays, KS, the Advanced Satellites team is excited to be one of the leading TV providers in the state, and we look forward to cheering the Jayhawks back to their first Final Four since 2012. Catch all the action this March on Dish TV from Advanced Satellites.