How Kansas can get back on track 

February, 11, 2013
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Jeff WitheyPeter G. Aiken/Getty ImagesKansas, on a three-game losing streak, faces a tough test against rival Kansas State on Monday.


It has been a challenging nine days for the Kansas Jayhawks. They followed their 85-80 home loss to Oklahoma State on Feb. 2 with back-to-back road losses against TCU (which had been winless in the Big 12) and Oklahoma. Thank goodness Topeka YMCA wasn't on the schedule.

These are the same Jayhawks that in nonconference play averaged 77 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 37 percent from the 3-point line, and the same Jayhawks that started off 19-1 before this three-game losing streak.

So what went wrong? And can Kansas, led by three fifth-year seniors and one of the nation's elite freshmen in Ben McLemore, rebound and win a ninth consecutive Big 12 regular-season championship? Let's take a look at the Jayhawks, heading into their "Big Monday" matchup against the Kansas State Wildcats (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).