LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas coach Bill Self said Sunday that his team isn't nearly as far along as he hoped after wrapping up a 9-4 non-conference schedule with a loss to San Diego State.
Time is running out, too.
The No. 18 Jayhawks begin pursuit of their 10th consecutive Big 12 title with a trip to Oklahoma on Wednesday night. It's the first stop in a five-game meat-grinder against teams that are a combined 60-8 this season, a stretch that could decide early on whether Kansas is a contender.
After playing Oklahoma, the Jayhawks face No. 25 Kansas State, ninth-ranked Iowa State, No. 11 Oklahoma State and seventh-ranked Baylor _ all at home but the Sooners and the Cyclones.