Kansas Jayhawks Basketball: Five Things You Didn’t Know

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Jan 24, 2015; Austin, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self reacts from the sidelines against the Texas Longhorns during the second half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. The Jayhawks won 75-62. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The 2008-09 season has proven to be Bill Self’s best coaching job to date.

After wining the National Championship the previous year, Self lost five players to the NBA, plus another starter.

Of course they still won another Big 12 title, and nearly advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Michigan State in the Sweet 16.

That roster had only two seniors, neither of which played any significant minutes, and two players in Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich who carried the team on their backs.

If Self advances further in the tournament this year, his best coaching job could very well be 2014-15.

KU is the 14th youngest team in the country according to statsheet.com, with only one senior on the roster.

The Jayhawks are the fifth-youngest “Big Five” team, and the most inexperienced team in their conference.

Gone this year are two of the top-three picks in the NBA draft, yet here were are again with Self silencing all doubters from coast-to-coast.

Of course, this Kansas Jayhawks’ basketball team could fall flat in the tournament, and this year won’t be remembered very fondly.

However, if they add a 15th Final Four to their resume, which is certainly possible, you can bet this season will go down as one of Self’s best.

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