Kansas coach Bill Self came to the realization, Thursday that there’s only 17 days left in the regular season, as his team aims for a remarkable 11th consecutive conference title. With three home games and two road contests remaining, it’ll only get tougher.
As the Jayhawks host TCU on Saturday, it’s paramount that they begin to get in gear and start looking to play their best ball of going forward. Coming off a tough loss last Monday, Saturday’s game against the improving Horned Frogs presents a chance to only get better, while continuing to keep distance from challenging Iowa State and Oklahoma in the league race.
“Obviously, it's down to crunch time,” Self said. “But, that's what I told our guys. That's the way you want it. That's the way it should be. You should have to play well to win a league. Certainly we put ourselves in a position that if we're successful, we'll put ourselves in a great spot.”
The main objective is to win and that’s what the Jayhawk focus will be. So, if there are any scoreboard watchers, it’ll probably be just fans. Kansas controls its own destiny and that’s just how they like it.
“I'm not banking on anybody behind us losing,” Self said. “I'm going to bank on everybody winning. That obviously puts pressure and motivation on us to continue to do so, as well.”