On Wednesday night, the Kansas Jayhawks put in a so-so performance and came away with a victory over a tough Texas A&M squad. That win clinched at least a share of the Big 12 championship which was much of the talk after the game. It was also Senior Night with Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Mario Little and Self talked about winning the Big 12 with guys like that.
"The thing about it is we clinched a tie this year, but hopefully we can win it outright on Saturday. There have been so many turnovers in different teams which is a testimony to guys recruiting great players. Isn't it amazing that regardless of who you recruit you have to have a guy from Lawrence and Burlington (Kansas) in order to look good? Brady (Morningstar) and Tyrel (Reed) certainly played well tonight."
Indeed they both played well (and it is a little ironic, too). Morningstar had nine points shooting 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc while Reed added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from three point land.
So when did Kansas think they could top Texas in the conference? Apparently after the Kansas State loss, according to Self.
"The message was after the K-State game: this is not over and they are not going to run the table."
Interesting. Kansas looked like it had no chance of winning the conference at that point. It would be almost a shame though that a team with two losses on the season could be a No. 1 seed and not even win their conference.