No. 1 overall seed Kansas lands in NCAA South Region

Kansas' Devonte' Graham cuts a piece of the net after winning an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia to win the Big 12 conference tournament Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Kansas earned the NCAA Tournament's top overall seed and opens play in the South Region against 16-seed Austin Peay on Thursday.

The Jayhawks (30-4) won the Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles. They're chasing a second national title under Bill Self.

Villanova, one of six teams to hold the No. 1 ranking in the Top 25 this year, is the No. 2 seed in the region. The region also features a First Four matchup between Vanderbilt and Wichita State for the 11th seed.

The rest of the South Region includes:

No. 3 Miami, No. 4 California, No. 5 Maryland, No. 6 Arizona, No. 7 Iowa, No. 8 Colorado, No. 9 Connecticut, No. 10 Temple, No. 12 South Dakota State, No. 13 Hawaii, No. 14 Buffalo and No. 15 UNC Asheville.