"It's the season we live in," Kansas coach Bill Self told the Kansas City Star. Except for working the ball inside to David McCormack, who responded with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds, the Jayhawks struggled with offensive execution against the unranked Cowboys. Defensively, Kansas looked flat-footed, allowing a whopping 37 fast-break points.
LAWRENCE, Kan. WDAF) — Expectations are always high for Kansas basketball with the Jayhawks routinely dominating the Big 12. Sometimes our people may take for granted how hard it really is to win the league and how anything less than that can be a disappointment,” Head Coach Bill Self told reporters Friday.
A prize Kansas routinely claims is potentially slipping from the Jayhawks' grasp at a relatively early stage of the Big 12 schedule. After capturing 15 conference championships in the last 16 seasons, the No. 6 Jayhawks (10-3, 4-2 Big 12) trail two Big 12 rivals rated even higher, No. 2 Baylor (4-0 in the league) and No. 4 Texas (4-1). Kansas, coming off a Tuesday loss at Oklahoma State that snapped its record-tying string of 11 consecutive Big 12 road wins, returns home Saturday to face Iowa State (2-7, 0-5).