There won’t be a Final Four without a No. 1 seed this year as No. 1 Kansas used a strong second half to erase a halftime deficit and ultimately put away No. 10 Miami 76-50 in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday. The Jayhawks (32-6) are headed to their fourth Final Four under coach Bill Self, and their first since 2018. The opponent in 2022 is the same as it was then, with Kansas taking on Villanova at 6:09 p.m. ET Saturday in New Orleans.
Kansas has struggled in the Elite Eight under Self, going 3-5 before Sunday’s win. And with Kameron McGusty scoring 14 first-half points, it looked like another rough regional final outing was in store for the Jayhawks. Kansas led 27-26 before Miami (26-10) ended the half on a 9-2 run to take a 35-29 halftime advantage.