After Tuesday's 74-67 loss to K-State in Manhattan, if the 13th-ranked Jayhawks hope to push their NCAA-record run of 14 consecutive Big 12 crowns to 15 in the next month, they are going to have to summon up the strength to come from behind once again. By Matt Tait
Manhattan — It took four years for the Kansas State senior class to grab a win over in-state rival Kansas. But now that they have, the Wildcats have something much more valuable in their possession — a 2-game lead over the Jayhawks in the loss column in the Big 12 standings.
Manhattan — For all that Kansas State had done well this season, particularly while putting together a six-game Big 12 winning streak heading into Tuesday night’s Sunflower Showdown with Kansas, the Wildcats’ offensive prowess couldn’t exactly be considered a point of concern.
Manhattan — Kansas coach Bill Self has never been one to tell his players how to handle the league race. Sure, he wants them to pay attention to scouting reports and game plans and the concept of focusing on what they can control. But when it comes to off nights in their dorm rooms or study sessions with their laptops, Self doesn’t really mind if the Jayhawks focus their attention on the league standings or do a bit of scoreboard-watching.