SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Top-seeded Kansas is again riding a path to the Final Four that rarely looks this easy on paper.
The Jayhawks play 12th-seeded Richmond on Friday night. A Kansas win would put the Jayhawks against the winner of 10th-seeded Florida State and 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth for a spot in the Final Four.
Only two schools have reached the semifinals without having to beat a seed higher than nine. That's Michigan State in 2001 and North Carolina in 1991.
It's not the first time Kansas (34-2) has dodged higher seeds. The Jayhawks won their last championship in 2008 after playing no seed higher than eight before making the Final Four.