Kansas Sets Eyes on Big XII Tournament Title, NCAA #1 Seed

Different year, same result.

The Kansas Jayhawks won their 11th consecutive Big 12 regular season championship, finishing one game better than Iowa State and Oklahoma.

Kansas has tied Gonzaga’s 11 straight West Coast Conference titles for the second-longest conference championship streak and is just two titles short of UCLA’s record 13 straight Pac-8/Pac-10 titles during 1967-79.

The No. 1 seed heading into the Phillips 66 Big 12 conference tournament, Bill Self’s team will look to bounce back off of a buzzer beater loss to Oklahoma.  The team was without their leading scorer, Perry Ellis for that game.

According to RazorGator.com, the average price for Kansas Jayhawks tickets for their first game in the Big 12 tournament is $202.28 with a walk-in price of $83 on March 12th. This will also include the game between Baylor vs. West Virginia. Big 12 Tournament tickets for the semifinal round have an average price of $258.25 with a walk-in price of $124.

Kansas will call upon 6’8 junior forward Perry Ellis to lead this team through the month of March. Ellis was named as the only Jayhawk to the 2014-15 All Big 12 First Team. Ellis finished the regular season with a team-best 14.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Kansas is currently slated in as a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and is more than likely to stay in that position. Of the No. 2 seeds (Wisconsin, Arizona, Gonzaga), Kansas would still be behind Wisconsin if both were to win their conference tournaments. It appears the Jayhawks would need multiple slip-ups to reach the No. 1 line.

Jayhawks fans have to hope their offense is kicked into full gear before the NCAA Tournament begins. Kansas, at times, has had trouble scoring the basketball this season, and ranks 70th nationally in scoring (71.9 ppg). They rank 140th in field goal percentage, but are one of the strongest rebounding teams in the nation, ranking 25th.