February 12, 2007

Self: We Are Getting Better

Bill Self and eighth-ranked Kansas (21-4; 8-2) appear to be peaking at the right time. Since losing to Texas A&M back on Feb. 3, the Jayhawks have defeated their two biggest rivals, Kansas State and Missouri, by an average of 22.5-points per game. KU travels to Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday night for a rematch with the Colorado Buffaloes (6-14, 2-8). With just six regular season games remaining, Self knows his squad can't experience any letdowns along the way.

"Yes, I guess you could have those thoughts," said Self. "I don't think that (letdown) will occur. We've put our self in a position, where if we want to win the league, you've got to take care of business just about every game, because A&M is not going to slip much, if at all.

"We certainly have to approach this game like it's just as big as any other game, which it is in the big picture," he added.

There is no question that Self's squad will head to Boulder, Colo., with a great deal of confidence. Having won its previous two games against Kansas State and Missouri by an average of 22.5-points per contest, Kansas appears to be peaking at the right time.

Sophomore Julian Wright scored a career high 33-points and pulled down 12 rebounds, eight coming on the offensive end, against the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

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