Having Bill Self as a coach is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because Self does not have down years. Every year the Jayhawks are in the mix for a deep run.
The curse? Every year the Jayhawks are in the mix for a deep run.
Bucknell, Bradley, Northern Iowa and VCU hurt as much as they did because of the high expectations going into the tourney.
I am at the point as a Jayhawks fan where I am not even scared by major conference teams. On the other hand, the Midwest region, which should be a fairly favorable region loaded with mid-majors, absolutely terrifies me. I can just picture the St. Mary's upset, the Belmont upset, or, God forbid, the "Detroit-are-you-kidding-me-a-No.-15-seed-just-beat-us?!?" nightmare scenario.
To all the Jayhawks fans, I understand if you are hyperventilating right now and are going to sleep a total of four hours until Friday. I'm with you. I feel your pain. But I come to you with some hope.