Kansas basketball took the No. 1 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket's Southwest Regional, which will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on March 24 and 26. That's a 685-mile drive from campus to March Madness, for you Kansas Jayhawks fans. They'll draw Boston University in their NCAA basketball tournament opener.
The region's biggest surprise is UNLV taking the No. 8 seed. Other big-name Southwesters include Notre Dame (No. 2), Purdue (No. 3), Louisville (No. 4), and Vanderbilt (No. 5).
Kansas won the Big 12 Tournament, held the AP No. 1 ranking for a spell, and only dropped two games all year.
Here's the regional's complete seeding:
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University Terriers in Tulsa on Friday
No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Saint Peter's in Chicago on Friday
No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles in Chicago on Friday