Kansas basketball’s incredible road struggles continued on Tuesday night, with the team’s trip to rival Kansas State.
The Jayhawks fell 74-67, moving their record down 17-6 on the year, and 6-4 in the Big 12.
All six of Kansas’ losses are in true road games. The team is undefeated in home and neutral site games.
To Kansas’ credit, it has the best strength of schedule in the country right now, per ESPN. While the Jayhawks aren’t in trouble of missing the NCAA Tournament or anything too drastic, it is hard to see them as a serious title contender given their limitations.
They are also on the outside looking in for the Big 12.
Kansas basketball has won at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title every year since 2005.
That could come to an end this March.
Right now, KU is tied for fourth in the conference with Texas Tech, and is 1.5 games behind Kansas State after last night’s game. Baylor and Iowa State are also ahead of the Jayhawks.
— TOM MARTIN (@TomKCTV5) February 6, 2019
The projections aren’t very bullish on KU’s chances either.
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index has Kansas with the third best chances to win the Big 12 at 21.6-percent, a few fractions ahead of KSU.
Iowa State is the favorite at 59.4-percent, followed by Baylor at 22.3-percent.
Kansas is projected to finish 22.5-8.5, with a 11.5-6.5 record in Big 12 play as of today.