Kansas played four guards during stretches of Saturday’s 76-72 victory at Oklahoma, with Frank Mason, Devonte’ Graham, Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene on the floor. It was a strategy Kansas coach Bill Self discussed with a visitor to his office on Thursday, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, formerly of Iowa State.
“He said that could be good for you guys,” Self said of the conversation. “We didn’t do it much, but I thought it was good for us in the little bit that we did it.”
No lottos in the rotation
If Kansas finds its way to a 12th straight Big 12 title it will do so likely without an NBA Draft lottery pick in the rotation. The Jayhawks have had at least one every year since 2010.
“This year, to me, would mean more maybe because this is the best our league’s been,” Bill Self said. “Our personnel is good, really good, but we’ve run some lottery picks out there in the past. We’re not running them out there right now. It’s more of really grind-it-out team type effort.”