The Kansas Jayhawks are hoping to become the new No. 1 in the latest NCAA basketball rankings that will be released on Monday and, if they do get it, their first game as the top team in the country will come against the Kansas State Wildcats in Bramlage Coliseum on Monday night.
If that's the case, Kansas may be defending the top spot without Josh Selby. The freshman has missed three consecutive games with a stress reaction and head coach Bill Self was non-committal on his status for Monday night's game.
"He definitely has what they call a hot spot," Self said. "He's not comfortable but he's trying to play with it. He's at 70%, but he'll have be better than that before I play him."
Self said this on Sunday so the fact that he wants to see more from him in 24 hours may not bode well for Selby's chances of playing.
Of course KU would like to have Selby, but do they need him on Monday night? The last time Kansas met Kansas State, the Jayhawks blew them out, 90-66. In addition to that, KU basketball has been rolling the last three games -- all three without Selby.
Kansas is talented enough that they can still take care of Kansas State without Selby. We're a few hours from determining whether that will be the case.