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Here's What Penn's Players Are Saying On The Court Ahead Of Their Game Against Top-Seeded Kansas

Center court of an NCAA Tournament basketball court.

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 15: A general view of the court with March Madness signage is seen prior to the start of the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Rhode Island Rams in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Penn's players appear to feel slighted by the NCAA Tournament selection committee. Here's how they showed it on Thursday.

On Thursday, No. 16 Penn is tasked with trying to upset Kansas - the top seed in the Midwest Region. The Ivy League champions appear to be using where the committee seeded them as extra motivation.

According to many on the scene, Penn's players are holding their stretches to a count of 16, then yelling "seed" after. Pretty cool.

Keep in mind, a No. 16 has NEVER upset a No. 1 seed in the history of the men's NCAA tournament. Crazy, right? In fact, the feat has only been pulled off ONCE in the woman's tourney when Harvard beat Stanford 20 years ago.

While ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight has dubbed the Quakers as the best No. 16 seed in history, beating a Jayhawks program that's one of the national title favorites will be one tall order.

Nevertheless, it's one of the more intriguing matchups of the first round. Can Penn hang around long enough to put a scare into the top-seeded Jayhawks?

Tip-off is at 2 pm.