December 22, 2014
Kansas coach Bill Self and members of the team watch in the closing minutes of a 77-52 loss to the Temple Owls Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
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Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks played the toughest schedule in the country the past two seasons, according to strength-of-schedule ratings calculated by ESPN.com. By Gary Bedore
Jayhawks hope to put lackluster loss behind them
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self — who has used the words terrible, pitiful and horrific to describe the Jayhawks’ 25-point loss to Temple eight days ago — has resisted any temptation to overreact to his squad’s pre-Christmas flop in Philadelphia. By Gary Bedore
Though they currently may be dazed and confused following a 25-point loss to unranked Temple, Kansas University’s basketball players nonetheless figure to be refreshed and ready to go for the remaining three months of the marathon 2014-15 season following what they hope is a relaxing three-day Christmas vacation.
Monday, when Kansas University lost 77-52 to Temple, it was KU’s last game before Christmas, and the players were allowed to head to their respective homes after the game, not having to return to Lawrence until Friday night.