LAWRENCE, Kan. — If Kansas goes to win a 15th straight Huge 12 championship, the Jayhawks should win this title in a most unfamiliar manner.
Kansas stored its convention title hopes alive on Monday evening by beating first-place Kansas State 64-49 at Allen Fieldhouse, however the Jayhawks, 10-5 within the Huge 12, stay in third place. They seem to be a sport behind 11-Four Kansas State and a half-game behind 10-Four Texas Tech.
So the Jayhawks cannot win one other Huge 12 title simply by profitable their remaining three video games. In addition they need assistance from others.
“I do not know that I can keep in mind a time once we did not management our personal future,” Kansas coach Invoice Self mentioned. “There’s been years once we’ve had 5 video games [remaining] and been behind a sport or one thing. However going into the final three, I do not know that we have ever been in a scenario the place we did not management it.
“We all know we have got to run the desk. Speaking about profitable the league and speaking in regards to the streak are two various things. We’re not speaking in regards to the streak. We’re speaking about this staff making an attempt to win the league. Clearly, we have got to have some good issues occur, and there is no margin for error for us any longer. We all know that, however I might quite have us be within the sport than not within the sport.”
Needing assist to win a title has Self and the Jayhawks rooting for the opponents of Kansas State and Texas Tech. TCU has video games remaining towards each the Wildcats and Crimson Raiders.
“[Coach] Jamie Dixon and the Horned Frogs are my second-favorite staff within the league, with out query,” Self mentioned.
Even when Kansas will get the required assist from TCU or others, Kansas cannot be ok with its possibilities of profitable out. The Jayhawks’ subsequent two video games are at Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.
Kansas is 2-5 on the street in Huge 12 video games.
“We’re able to enjoying a heck of quite a bit higher on the street than what now we have, and we’ll must as a way to put ourselves in place to no less than contend for it,” Self mentioned of the convention title. “We have been so poor on the street. We simply have to attempt to get a win in Stillwater, after which if we get a win in Stillwater, then we will speak about it somewhat bit. However we have got to show ourselves on the street earlier than we will even speak about it.”