2023-01-26 02:32:07

Bill Self: No panic for skidding KU, but not 'much margin for error'


Bill Self hasn't had to go through many stretches like this in his 20 seasons at Kansas. Yet the coach hasn't seemed angry or even all that discouraged during a rare three-game losing streak.

Self knows this isn't the same Jayhawks team that won the national championship last season.

Kansas (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) has gone from having one of the nation's most experienced rosters to a much younger group without a proven presence in the post in a loaded Big 12 Conference that may be better than ever.

"We don't have as much margin for error as we've had in years past and that's OK," Self said. "But [when] you don't have quite as much margin for error, and the other teams in the league are a lot better, it makes it tough."

The ninth-ranked Jayhawks have lost three in a row for only the fourth time under Self. Each loss was to a ranked conference opponent, two on the road. The latest was 75-69 at Baylor on Monday night in a matchup of the past two national champions, the fifth win in a row for the 17th-ranked Bears.

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