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Of course, if there was ever a year for that to happen, this might be it.

“It’s going to happen. A 16 is going to beat a 1 eventually,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “This is a unique tournament. I haven’t studied the bracket, but I would expect the unexpected. There will be a lot of mild upsets in this tournament.”

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AP Sports Writers Jeff Latzke in Oklahoma City, Gary Graves in Lexington, Ky.; Dave Skretta in Kansas City, Mo.; and Aaron Beard in Greensboro, N.C., contributed to this report.