Self: KU didn’t change approach when OU started hot


In a game that Kansas had to win to prolong its hope of winning another Big 12 title this season, head coach Bill Self said the Jayhawks didn’t match Oklahoma’s intensity in an 81-68 Sooners win.

“We obviously got it handed to us right from the get-go and everything,” Self said. “For this team to perform well we’ve got to have some things go right and be turned up, and when it started going bad we couldn’t change it.”

OU led by as many as 24 points in the game that ended KU’s 14-year reign as Big 12 champions.


Layne Pierce 3 years, 9 months ago

So now it ends. And yes we have many excuses. But this particular team has to be much tougher. In the B12 tournament, and the NCAA, and most importantly next year. This is Kansas, we win games on the road, and we don't embarrass ourselves.

As someone said, Kansas has a lot of really good players, they just don't have a really good team. The good news is that most of the players will be back, the bad news is...

Hopefully this team realizes that next year in a weird way, much more is going to be expected of them, and they must expect much more of themselves.

In actuality we lost the streak when we lost somehow to West V, and to Texas, both games in which we led, and then blew the leads.

This team also suffered two giant embarassing losses in the same season. So now the next season, the tournament season begins. Let's hope these kids become men real fast.


Bill Pitcher 3 years, 9 months ago

Let's speculate on what Duke's record would be had they lost Zion after nine games. Yes, teams need to adjust when adversity strikes if they want to achieve, but adversity nevertheless affects the season's results.

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