December 12, 2007
Self: Ohio a good challenge
No. 3 Kansas (9-0; 0-0) will leave the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse Saturday to take on the University of Ohio (5-2, 0-0) in the newly completed Sprint Center located in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The contest will essentially be a home game for Kansas, as the neutral site is a mere 39 miles from KU's campus. Head coach Bill Self conducted his weekly press conference Wednesday, discussing a variety of issues about the health of his team, Kansas City's new stadium, and the Ohio Bobcats. The Jayhawks are shooting for a 10-0 start and are finally with their full compliment of players. Sherron Collins returns for his second game since a stress fracture in his foot sidelined the sophomore for five straight games.
It's been a cold, rainy, and icy week in Lawrence, Kan. It's also finals week for students at KU, which means practice time is limited for KU's players. With a week off between games, the Jayhawks might be a little rusty as the coaching staff has only a few hours with their team while they take care of business in the classroom.
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