The 2015-16 NCAA Men's Division I regular season is about to close and teams are gearing up for their respective conference tournaments.
Kansas is a 17/2 favorite with bookmakers bet365 to win its first NCAA Tournament title since 2008. The Jayhawks currently lead the Big 12 standings with a 12-3 record (24-4 overall), two games ahead of Oklahoma and West Virginia with three games remaining. Kansas will face Texas, Texas Tech and Iowa State in its last three games.
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Leading the Jayhawks in their quest for a 12th consecutive Big 12 regular-season crown and the top seeding in the conference tournament are Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden Jr, Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham.
Michigan State can be backed at 9/1 to win the NCAA crown this season. Although the Spartans (10-5, 23-5 overall) trail Indiana, Maryland and Iowa in the Big Ten standings, they have won three in a row and seven of their last eight games. Tom Izzo's boys will face Penn State, Rutgers and Ohio State in their last final three outings. Michigan last won the NCAA Tournament in 2000.
The next favorite to win the 2016 NCAA crown is Oklahoma featuring scoring machine Buddy Hield. The Sooners can be backed at 9/1 to win their first ever NCAA championship. Oklahoma will next play Texas, Baylor and Texas Christian.
The other top contenders for the NCAA title this season are North Carolina (10/1), Kentucky (11/1) and AP and USA Today top seeds Villanova (12/1).