***Year: 1989 Losing streak: Eight games (K-State, Mizzou, at Nebraska, Oklahoma State, at Mizzou, Oklahoma, at Duke, at Iowa State) Conference finish: 6-8 (6th) Final record: 19-12 (No postseason) How it went down: Banned from the postseason for NCAA violations, the Jayhawks suffered through an eight-game slide in January and February. They responded by winning their final three before falling to K-State in the Big Eight tourney at Kemper Arena.
***Year: 1994 Losing streak: Three games (at Oklahoma State, Missouri, at Nebraska) Conference finish: 9-5 (3rd) Final record: 27-8 (Sweet 16; lost to Purdue) How it went down: After starting the season 21-3, KU dropped three straight games in mid February and fell out of the Big Eight race. The Jayhawks rallied to win their next three before losing to Glenn Robinson and Purdue in the Elite Eight.
***Year: 2005 Losing streak: Three games (at Texas Tech, Iowa State, at Oklahoma) Conference finish: 12-4 (t-1st) Final record: 23-7 How it went down: After a senior-laden team began the season 20-1, including non-conference wins against Georgia Tech and at Kentucky, the Jayhawks lost their mojo in mid February. The Jayhawks recovered enough to grab a piece of the Big 12 title, but the season ended with a first-round stunner to Bucknell in Oklahoma City.