LAWRENCE — In years past, Bill Self has called it “Kansas math.”
The gist is, regardless of how many players the Jayhawks lose or how many untested players they’re counting on, the expectations never fluctuate. In fact, they’re often higher.
Such is the case this year. Despite losing all five starters — who were also KU’s top five leading scorers — off a team that went 31-7 and advanced to the Sweet 16, Kansas was tapped as the sixth-best team in the country in the USA Today preseason coaches poll.