Kansas head coach Bill Self has lost a total of 23 Big 12 regular season games over his nine years in Lawrence, the last eight years resulting in conference titles.
Despite this .838 winning percentage, Self has never gone undefeated in Big 12 play and the closest he's come was in 2009-10 with one loss.
The 50-year-old coach has surely led teams with higher expectations and a deeper bench than his 2012-13 bunch but the lack of another elite contender within the conference has some wondering if he can run the table over the next two months.
The new-look Big 12 is undoubtedly facing a down year but they still expect to produce at least five tournament teams, giving the Jayhawks plenty of consistent competition during a grueling 18-game conference slate.
Could KU stumble against one of those tourney teams, or potentially a motivated underachieving squad?