Kansas players after being upset by TCU. Photo by Mike Yoder
Remember about two weeks ago when the nation thought Kansas was one of the best teams in college basketball and would run away with the Big 12 regular-season title?
Boy, have things changed since then. The Jayhawks have now lost three straight games to unranked teams. They have not lost three games in a row since 2005.
Kansas struggled to be clutch at the end of the game against Oklahoma State, which ended a 33-game home winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks went ice cold against TCU and couldn't hit a shot. TCU was winless in Big 12 conference play, but ended up pulling off the biggest upset win in school history. The loss to TCU was one of the worst losses in Kansas school history.
The nightmare continued on Saturday when the Jayhawks could not find a way to stop Oklahoma senior forward Romero Osby and senior guard Steven Pledger from making shots. Kansas could simply not find a way to get the job done once again.
Now Kansas is in second place in the Big 12 standings and will be in desperation mode Monday night when it hosts in-state Kansas State, who is currently first in the Big 12 standings.
Even if Kansas defeats Kansas State, it still has to travel to Oklahoma State on February 20th and to Iowa State on February 25th.
The Jayhawks are not in a comfortable position right now, and we are going to see if this team has it in them to get back on track. Losing four games in a row at Kansas is almost unheard of.