In case you’re unaware, here’s the situation in Big 12 basketball: Kansas has won the league eight straight years, they’re favored to win it again this year, and they’ll probably be favored again and again forever and ever until Bill Self either retires or makes the jump to the NBA.
Even so, backup point guard Naadir Tharpe doesn’t seem to understand.
In his first year as head coach at Illinois, Bruce Weber held a mock funeral for Bill Self, the man he replaced prior to the 2003-04 season.
The goal was to “kill off” Self, but it didn’t work. A decade later, the two coaches are competing in the same conference, and Self’s Jayhawks are kings in the Big 12. Read on for a look at conference win totals for marquee teams.