A lot of bad things happened to Kansas and head coach Bill Self during the 2018-19 season. The Jayhawks' streak of 14 consecutive Big 12 titles ended. Standout center Udoka Azubuike played in just nine games before tearing ligaments in his right hand. Big man Silvio De Sousa was ruled ineligible for the year. Guard Lagerald Vick took a leave of absence in early February and missed the rest of the regular season.
KU limps into the postseason as barely an above-average team with a short bench and a sense it might be time to start thinking about 2019-20. Can the Jayhawks rekindle the magic and get on a hot tournament run?
ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of Bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket.