Bill Self is having fun coaching Kansas this season, but he admits the Jayhawks are far from a finished product, writes Andy Katz.
The legacy of several of this year's top seeds will be tainted by early NCAA failure.
Kansas coach Bill Self made sure his team heard it after a loss to Villanova. The message seemed to strike home as Kansas defeated Texas.
Kansas coach Bill Self needed to shake up practice or else Kansas wasn't going to beat Georgia Tech.
While the change coming in Kansas is a fairly natural transition, the shifting winds that are blowing through the rest of the nation is much more dramatic.
Teams are taking trips over Labor Day weekend to get an early jump on practice.
Sure, UConn is the 2004 national champ. But who are the teams to watch in 2005? Start with these.
At least Kansas competed for the whole game -- a distinct change from their previous two outings.
Kansas will enter Saturday's game against Oregon in Kansas City down two players who were key reserves in last year's national title game run. One is hurt (Michael Lee) and the other is now indefinitely suspended (Jeff Graves).
If Wayne Simien is as dominant as he was against Michigan State, Kansas could be back in the Final Four.
Twice on the verge of a national title, Kansas is confident new coach Bill Self can seal the deal this season.
Who stays and who leaves early dictates the early favorites to win the 2004 national championship.
The toughest regional pits Arizona against Notre Dame and Duke vs. Kansas.