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Kansas State currently sits at 23-7 on the season and is projected to be a four seed in this year's NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are currently a long shot to win the NCAA Championship at (+5500) on FanDuel Sportsbook, but they have all the makings of a tough out this March and could make a deep tournament run.

In the era of the one-and-done, teams with well oiled defensive systems, who play team basketball like Kansas State, have historically been a very tough out in the NCAA tournament.


Kansas State is ranked No. 4 in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 59.3 points per game (PPG), largely due to the Wildcats' ability to control the tempo of the game. They allow the fifth-fewest field goal attempts per game in the country at just 50.8. This should serve Kansas State well in March, especially if it squares off with up-tempo teams like Duke, UNC or Kentucky.

Senior leadership is another staple of dark horse Final Four runs and boy does Kansas State have that. The Wildcats are led by seniors Barry Brown and Dean Wade, who average 15.1 and 13.0 PPG respectively. The two seniors follow coach Bruce Weber's defensive mantras closely, applying constant pressure on the opposition, which has resulted in the duo combining to net 2.83 steals per game (SPG). 


And let's not forget, Weber led Illinois to the Finals in 2005. 

Kansas State is (+5500) to win it all on FanDuel Sportsbook, and while betting longshots is always a gamble, it has the pedigree to make a deep run. 


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