We look at the most disappointing teams and the reasons for their struggles, a player who has given his coach some job security and a mid-major team that could make some noise come March. We also tell you why you shouldn't write off Kansas despite its abysmal loss on Wednesday night.
Bill Self told me a week ago he felt a loss would be beneficial for his team, a wakeup call of sorts for a group that hadn't dropped a game since mid-November. My guess is a pitiful performance at TCU wasn't exactly what he had in mind, especially on the heels of a setback in Lawrence against Oklahoma State.
Self still misses the toughness of Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor. Desperately.
But let's not write off Self and the Jayhawks. Just about every upper-echelon team has gone through its rough patch this season.