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Thursday / August 6.
  • Kansas drops to 4th in Big 12 as league winning streak falls into jeopardy

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Kansas has won at least a share of the Big 12 title for 14 straight years — the longest streak in Division 1 history — but that streak is in real jeopardy at this point.

    With Tuesday’s 74-67 loss at Kansas State, the No. 13 Jayhawks fell to 6-4 in the Big 12. They stand in fourth place behind Kansas State, Baylor and Iowa State.

    Kansas (17-6, 6-4) has lost three of its last four and  is now 1-6 in true road games this season.

    “We shouldn’t even be concerned about a damn race right now,” Kansas coach Bill Self said of the Big 12 standings. “We should just be concerned about trying to win a game and playing the right way and having freshmen grow up and having some leadership and things like that that obviously was lacking today.

    “Are we in a great position to win the league? No. Do we deserve to be in a great position? Absolutely not. Can we flip the switch ? It remains to be seen. But we just gotta try to get better and win a game on Saturday.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.