Oklahoma City Bill Self is a basketball coach, not a member of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.
So he doesn’t know if Kansas University fell from a possible 2 seed, to a 3 seed or even a 4 seed by losing to Baylor, 71-64, in a Big 12 quarterfinal game on Thursday at Ford Center.
He is positive of one thing, however.
“We are in the tournament, but we’ve hurt ourselves. There’s no doubt about it. We’ve put ourselves in a position that we are going to have a very difficult first-round game. There’s no question about that,” said Self, who said the loss “definitely stunts our momentum.”
The Jayhawks (25-7), who won the Big 12 regular-season title, have dropped two of three games entering Selection Sunday.
“It will (affect KU’s seed), but it doesn’t matter. Any team can beat any team in the NCAA Tournament,” junior Sherron Collins said.
Many pundits believed three victories over the weekend in OKC would have meant a first-round NCAA date for KU next week in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Now Kansas City doesn’t seem so a likely destination.
“Probably not,” Collins said, asked if the Jayhawks would be playing in K.C.
Does that matter?
“Not really,” he responded.
“I’m not really thinking about that now, just upset with this one right here,” sophomore Brady Morningstar said of the defeat.
“This is tough.”