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.
So what if Kansas racks up regular-season wins and Big 12 titles. Success in college hoops is now measured by NCAA Tournament wins, and that has been a shaky proposition for the Jayhawks, writes Andy Glockner.
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie left Lubbock on a private plane Tuesday afternoon to fly to Rochester, Minn., where he will seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic for stress and high blood pressure, a source close to Gillispie told ESPN.com.