The Kansas Jayhawks started the season 10-0, ranked No. 1, and had wins over three ranked teams. Since then, Bill Self's team has lost five of their last 11, with all of the losses coming on the road.
Following the team's loss to Texas on Tuesday - their third loss in the last four games - Self expressed his disappointment at the team's performance and lamented the state of the team as it is.
From Salina Journal:
“Certainly disappointing, very disappointing, but we’re going through stuff 99 percent of teams in America go through. We just haven’t gone through it much here,” Self said in his postgame radio interview. “We’re just going to have to grind, lean on each other and hopefully get a little bit better in certain situations.”
Self pointed out that the team does not have the ideal size on the court - a loss exacerbated by the injury to Udoka Azubuike and the perennial benching of Silvio De Sousa, two of the biggest players on the team.
“We’ve got the team that we’ve got,” Self said. “We’re not very big. We can’t think about what we don’t have because obviously Doke’s not coming back, and at the rate we’re doing going with Silvio we obviously haven’t sniffed getting an answer there. So this is who we are.”
Things do not appear to be getting any easier for Bill Self's team as the Jayhawks' next two games will be against No. 16 Texas Tech and Big 12 conference leader Kansas State.