March 8, 2010

Self knows staying focused is key

Heading into the NCAA tournament two seasons ago, Bill Self felt if Kansas played its best basketball of the year during that stretch, they'd be unbeatable. The Jayahwks, despite never holding the top spot in the rankings that season, were the last team standing on the first Monday in April. Fast-forward to this season and Kansas (29-2; 15-1), which captured its sixth straight regular season conference championship, spent a majority of the year atop of the polls. With the NCAA tournament set to begin next week, does Self have the same feeling about this year's squad?

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