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No. 18 Jayhawks jaded as they begin conference play

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Kansas’ Joel Embiid (21) and San Diego State's Winston Shepard battle for a rebound during an NCAA basketball game on Sunday evening in Lawrence.

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LAWRENCE — The admission that came from Kansas coach Bill Self was brutal in its honesty, which everyone should have expected. Self rarely sugarcoats any of his team’s shortcomings.
It came Sunday, just a few minutes after San Diego State had ended the Jayhawks’ 68-game non-conference winning streak in Allen Fieldhouse, after Self was asked whether his team was as far along as he expected with Big 12 play starting up this week.
“Candidly? No, we’re not as good as I thought we’d be, and our players know that,” Self said. “I still think we’ll be good ...


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