No. 2-ranked Kansas suffered a stunning loss Saturday afternoon against Oklahoma State. Kansas trailed by as much as 14 in Saturday's 85-80 loss. Although Kansas did take the lead in the second half, Oklahoma State was too much for it to handle.
The loss brought an end to Kansas' 33-game home winning streak. The Jayhawks were blindsided by the Cowboys over the weekend, and Bill Self didn't hold back during his postgame press conference.
Self admitted that Oklahoma State played the better basketball game, especially in the second half.
They were tougher than us, they beat us to loose balls and they just kicked our (butt) on the glass in the second half.
Kansas had a chance to tie the game with a couple of ticks to go in the game. However, Kansas guard Elijah Johnson lost control of the ball. Oklahoma State picked up the loose ball and added two more points to the scoreboard to conclude the game.
Self was asked about the final play and was not very high on Johnson.
Later in the press conference, Self continued to share how he really felt over the loss.
We didn't compete for loose balls and felt sorry for ourselves and acted like little babies.
Self went on to praise one of his bench players, Andrew White III, for getting six points in the final minute when the Jayhawks needed it the most.
Last week, fans were hoping that their team would earn the top spot in the rankings last week after Duke fell to Miami. But Self knew his team had yet to be worthy of that top spot. He obviously knew something that the fans didn't know. That is no surprise because Self has always been a realist and will say the truth.
Although some of his comments may come off as harsh, that isn't his intent with his team. Kansas has always been a powerhouse basketball team under Self. He will work with his players and motivate them before they take the floor against TCU on the road this Wednesday.
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