It's not even close to panic time in Lawrence. So don't go that far just yet.
But there is a reality that might be setting in early here in the 2011-12 season: This year, Kansas might not belong with the so-called 'elites' in the college basketball ranks.
It wasn't that Kentucky picked apart Kansas on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden with a superior game plan or veteran savvy. Both teams were sloppy. But with that said, it was simply talent that won out in a 75-65 Wildcats victory.
The Jayhawks, right now, are good, but not great. In terms of the overall talent at Bill Self's disposal, it's likely the thinnest team KU has put on the floor since the 2000-01 campaign, which oddly enough had its season ended by a Self-led Illinois team in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
So, how did Kansas get to this point?
A lot of it is tied into recruiting, and to be more particular, it's been Self's bad luck in that department over the last few years.
Aside from getting beat at theRead More »from Kentucky loss shows that Kansas could have tough road ahead