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Kansas, Detroit Match-up In NCAA Tournament 2012


First Posted: 03/12/2012 8:38 am Updated: 03/12/2012 2:03 pm

The Detroit Titans have plenty of momentum heading into their sixth ever NCAA Tournament after winning the Horizon League Tournament, but they will have to go through the Kansas Jayhawks. Bill Self's squad, which finished 36th in the country in points per game and 14th in field goal percentage, will look to get back to the regional finals where they were upset last year by Cinderalla VCU.

Which team will advance?

  • No. 2 Kansas

  • No. 15 Detroit

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NO. 2 KANSAS


Overall Record: 27-6
Conference Record: 16-2
Conference Tournament Outcome: Lost To Baylor In Semifinals
PPG: 75
Points Allowed: 61.9
AP Ranking: 3
RPI: 6
KenPom Ranking: 4
Standout Player: Thomas Robinson
Season In Review: Kansas didn't get off to the start they had hoped for, dropping early games to Kentucky, Duke and Davidson. But the Jayhawks certainly finished strong, winning eight straight to close out the season and beating Texas A&M in the Big 12 quarterfinals. Unfortunately, Kansas fell to Baylor in the semis.
Tournament Experience: 88-39, 40 appearances, 13 Final Fours, 3 National Championships

NO. 15 DETROIT


Overall Record: 22-13
Conference Record: 11-7
Conference Tournament Outcome: Won Horizon League Tournament
PPG: 72.8
Points Allowed: 67.6
AP Ranking: none
RPI: 125
KenPom Ranking: 115
Standout Player: Ray McCallum
Season In Review: Detroit didn't fare well against ranked teams and finished third in the conference standings, but won 10 of their last 11 including the Horizon League championship.
Tournament Experience: 3-5, 5 appearances

Click HERE for Printable 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket and stay tuned for in-depth coverage of March Madness throughout the tournament.
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