Kansas will face an unfamiliar opponent in their first NCAA tournament game Friday in St. Louis when they take on the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky.
EKU punched it's ticket to the NCAA tournament with 79-73 victory over Belmont to win the Ohio Valley Conference, earning a #15 seed and a shot at #2 seed Kansas in the South region.
The Colonels have made the NCAA tournament seven times, but have yet to win a game. They last qualified in 2007, where they were trounced by 21 points at the hands of North Carolina.
This year the Colonels have a 24-9 overall record on their resume, but no marquee wins. They played only one ranked team, losing to Wisconsin by 25 points in December.
The Colonels best player is senior guard Glenn Cosey, who averages nearly 19 points per game.
A five-and-a-half-hour drive separates Richmond, Ky., and St. Louis, so Colonels fans could travel well.
The school has about 16,000 students, and a handful of notable alumni, including the Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, and Weather Channel anchor Sam Champion.