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NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Regional

NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Regional

A look at the NCAA tournament’s Midwest Regional:

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FRIDAY :: TULSA, OKLA.

1 Kansas (28-4, at-large)

vs. 16 Play-in winner

(See matchup below)

Never mind that Kansas lost its Big 12 Conference tournament opener. The Jayhawks are the second overall seed in the tournament and are contending for their first national title since 2008.

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8 Miami (21-11, at-large)

vs. 9 Michigan State (19-14, at-large)

Michigan State’s first-round NCAA tournament exit as a No. 2 seed last season is still on the Spartans’ minds, but this young team entered this season with much lower expectations and it’s not safe to bet against Coach Tom Izzo in...

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