Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kansas coach Bill Self ripped his No. 5-ranked team after its 62-55 loss to TCU Wednesday night.
The Jayhawks managed just 13 points in the first half, their lowest first half in scoring since 1988-89.
“It was the worst team that Kansas has ever put on the floor since Dr. [James] Naismith was there,” Self said in this video clip. “I think he had some bad teams when he lost to Topeka YMCA in the first couple years. But for the first half, there hasn’t been a team play worse than that offensively. That hasn’t happened, anywhere.”
Kansas entered No. 6 in the RPI, while TCU was No. 238.
“In terms of RPI difference between the teams, TCU’s win is the biggest upset in the 20 years I’ve been tracking numbers,” Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com Tweeted.
Kansas has now dropped two in a row, breaking a streak of 264 games without back-to-back defeats.
Kansas was 7-1 in the Big 12 entering the game, and onetime Big East member TCU was 0-8.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.