Ask Butler, VCU or even Kansas what it means to peak at tournament time. The 30-plus game regular season is undoubtedly fun, but capturing success at the right time is everything. Gaining momentum going into March Madness is what hangs banners, creates legends and leads to improbably brilliant NCAA Tournament runs.
Following a roller coaster month, it appears Bill Self has stabilized a diverse roster as he prepares his team for KU's 24th consecutive tourney appearance.
Intense overtime road wins over Oklahoma State and Iowa State appear to have flung the Jayhawks toward their ninth straight Big 12 title.
However, weaknesses remain, but improvements can be made to ensure Kansas peaks at the right time.