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Bill Self On Inconsistent Starting Lineups: "I Have A Hard Time Starting Guys Who Are Late To Tutoring"

Kansas' highly-touted freshmen were expected to help lead the Jayhawks to yet another Big 12 title this season, but so far Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. have combined for one start, and are only averaging a bit over 25 minutes per game combined. In addition, KU has had a different starting line-up every night. When asked about the inconsistency, Bill Self said that part of the issue is his players lacking responsibility off the court.

">November 25, 2014

">November 25, 2014

">November 25, 2014

Self added that one of those "responsibility" issues stems from players being late to tutoring sessions.

“I’d like to see us settle in on a starting five, but I have a hard time starting guys who are late to tutoring,” he added, not naming names. “I can’t do it and that’s kind of where that is right now. “Hopefully we’ll tighten some things up because if we let them go now, I know it’s going to be something that will haunt us later. We’ve got to eliminate those things. We’ve got to become more responsible as a group.”

Like many other young teams, it may take the Jayhawks a while gel this season. The Kentucky loss was jarring, but Kansas wins the Big 12 every year for a reason. We wouldn't get too worried if we were Kansas fans.