The Jayhawks departed Manhattan three weeks ago with a 59-55 victory, solidifying their first-place spot atop the Big 12, but a three-game losing streak has left them seeking another rivalry victory in order to regain first place.
Following some historically interesting comments after the loss to dramatic underdog TCU last week, Self appeared adequately optimistic as they head towards March.
“I’m not leaving out of here disgusted with my team at all,” Self said. “We actually played better today. We played a good team today.”
Those good teams line KU's remaining schedule, starting with Monday's matchup with the advantageous Wildcats. While a host of issues have been exposed following a near-perfect non-conference schedule, the Jayhawks must focus on five keys in order to remain in contention in the Big 12.