Self reflects on 28-3 season cut short

Kansas was arguably on pace to win the 2020 National Championship, but ever got the chance to dance in March.



March 31, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks hands the the Big 12 Championship Trophy to players after Kansas defeated the TCU Horned Frogs to win the game at Allen Fieldhouse on March 4, 2020 in Lawrence, Kan. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/TNS

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self realizes that as time goes by, college basketball fans nationwide will not care much about the Kansas Jayhawks’ magical 28-3 season of 2019-20.

Self, KU’s 17th-year hoops coach, does hope, however, that this squad, which was ticketed to be the No. 1 overall seed in the 2020 NCAAs had COVID-19 coronavirus not forced cancellation of the postseason tournament, will forever be recalled fondly by Jayhawk supporters.

“Ten years from now they are not going to talk about what could have been. Nobody is going to talk about that,” Self said. “There will be something new to talk about, but I hope these guys are remembered by our fans as being a team that was probably as special or as close to special as any team that they’ve supported during their time supporting Kansas.”

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