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Bill Self Takes Blame For Botched Late Play In ASU Loss

A closeup of Bill Self in a Kansas Jayhawks uniform.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 30: head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks looks on during practice before the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome on March 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Kansas head coach Bill Self has taken the blame for what happened late in the Jayhawks' loss over the weekend.

KU, the No. 1 team in the country heading into last weekend, was upset on the road by Arizona State.

It's the Jayhawks' second straight loss to the Sun Devils, who also beat them last season.

Self isn't going to overreact to the loss, though.

"We didn't close the game right at all," Self added. "Hopefully we'll learn from that, but the reality of it is we weren't going to run the table. Let's not get carried away.

"I hate saying this. You never, ever want to lose, but certainly you'd rather learn from a non-conference loss than you would a conference loss. Hopefully we'll learn something from it and get better from it. I think it'll be a good teaching tape for us."

Self also added that the miscommunication at the end of the game was his fault.

"We were going to try to shoot a three to end it if we could," Self said. "I said (in huddle), 'Run it like black but don't go backdoor.' All LaGerald heard was 'black' and 'black' is the backdoor lob. I screwed that deal up."

Kansas, which fell to No. 5 in the latest top 25 poll, is set to get back on the court on Saturday against EMU.