Kansas Jayhawks: Top Five Moments of the Regular Season

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Mar 3, 2015; Lawrence, KS, USA; The Kansas Jayhawks players celebrate with the championship trophy after the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won their 11th consecutive Big 12 Championship 76-69. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 Number 11

Win 11 games in a row, and you’re having a pretty good two months.

Win 11 conference championships in a row, and you go down in history.

The Jayhawks tied the Gonzaga Bulldogs for the second-longest consecutive conference championship streak, and are now just two seasons away from tying UCLA for the all-time record.

It didn’t seem possible after the awful loss to Kentucky, and another head-scratcher at Temple that resulted in a 25-point Owls’ victory.

However, once conference play began, Kansas reeled off eight wins in its first nine games, and it was business as usual.

Three losses in their next six games opened up the race again, but just as if the Big 12 gods woke up and realized they were slipping, the Jayhawks righted the ship with two late wins, that, coupled with an Oklahoma loss to Iowa St., closed the book on number 11.

It wasn’t easy however, as the outright clincher at Allen Fieldhouse March 2 against West Virginia only came after an 18-point comeback was complete — without an injured Ellis for the second half.

There is no doubt this one was earned, as the Big 12 ended the season ranked first in conference RPI, and could possibly send seven teams to the Big Dance.

It was a great achievement no doubt, but now it’s time to see if the Jayhawks can accomplish even more.

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