Kansas, Kansas State head west for NCAA first round

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(WIBW) -- Tuesday marked Kansas' and Kansas State's travel day as both teams shipped out to western states for their first round matchups in the NCAA Tournament.

The four-seed Jayhawks flew to Salt Lake City where their preparation process will begin with an open practice on Wednesday.

KU plays No. 13 Northeastern on Thursday at 3 p.m. CT on TNT.

No. 4 K-State flew to San Jose, Calif., and the Wildcats will have two days to prepare for their matchup against No. 13 UC-Irvine on Friday at 1 p.m. on TBS.

Before takeoff, head coach Bruce Weber said senior forward Dean Wade "has made some progress" but is still doubtful to play in the tournament.