Bill Self, who led Kansas to the national championship last year and had the Jayhawks back in the title hunt this season, is The Associated Press' college basketball coach of the year.
Mario Chalmers had 13 points and No. 3 Kansas held Colorado's Richard Roby to just two Saturday in a 69-45 victory, the Jayhawks' 25th straight at home over the Buffaloes.
Julian Wright, held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, scored a career-high 23 points and Kansas avenged one of its most painful losses with an 80-69 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday night.
Wayne Simien had his third double-double in as many games and No. 2 Kansas routed Nevada 85-52 on Monday night, avenging an embarrassing loss of a year ago.