Defending a national championship is hard enough, but try doing it without a single returning starter and with seven newcomers. That's Bill Self's problem this season, and improving Oklahoma and Texas teams look ready to knock off the Jayhawks.
Bill Self is having fun coaching Kansas this season, but he admits the Jayhawks are far from a finished product, writes Andy Katz.
Keith Langford was well enough to make the trip to Oklahoma City with his Kansas teammates, but coach Bill Self plans to start Michael Lee on Friday.
Wayne Simien had 25 points and 20 rebounds and No. 7 Kansas celebrated the 50th anniversary of Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night with a 72-65 victory over Kansas State on an emotional senior night.
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.
Other teams may be better, but no one can match the mental toughness of Kansas.
Keith Langford and Christian Moody were limited in practice Tuesday, but No. 2 Kansas hoped to have at least one of the injured starters available for Wednesday night's game at Iowa State.
With half their roster ailing on the bench, Kansas found an inner resolve -- and a huge road win.
Kansas 65, Texas A&M 60
Kansas coach Bill Self needed to shake up practice or else Kansas wasn't going to beat Georgia Tech.
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.
Kansas coach Bill Self was just as surprised as everyone else when star forward Wayne Simien said he had decided to stay for his senior year.
Kansas senior forward Jeff Graves was welcomed back to practice Monday after being suspended indefinitely Friday for missing practice. His status for games is still in question.
Wayne Simien's return had to make No. 5 Kansas wonder what might have happened if he had not dislocated his shoulder last season.
Twice on the verge of a national title, Kansas is confident new coach Bill Self can seal the deal this season.