KU Coach Self Has Go-to Guy, Role Players; Finds Toughness in Columbus

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KU Coach Self Has Go-to Guy, Role Players; Finds Toughness in Columbus
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Kansas coach Bill Self felt all of last season that this year's group would be a better team than the one from a year ago, the same one that ended up overachieving all the way to a national championship game appearance. The Jayhawks were overly reliant on two players: Big man Thomas Robinson, an eventual lottery pick, and point guard Tyshawn Taylor. The rest of the team featured a bunch of role players: Jeff Withey, Travis Releford, Elijah Johnson and Kevin Young.

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