Bill Self: Jayhawks’ win over TCU ‘a dud game’

Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts to a call during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas University’s basketball team, which scored over 100 points in its first two Big 12 Conference games (102-74 vs. Baylor and 109-106, 3OTs vs. Oklahoma), has fizzed a bit in the last three contests.

The (15-2, 4-1) Jayhawks, who topped TCU, 70-63, on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, lost to West Virginia, 74-63, on Tuesday in Morgantown, after upending Texas Tech, 69-59, on Jan. 9 in Lubbock.

“It was a dud game,” KU coach Bill Self said of Saturday’s victory, in which the Jayhawks went 5-of-20 from three and hit 43.3 percent from the field overall.

TCU hit 36.9 percent of its floor shots.

“We didn’t do a lot of great things to create a lot of energy, not from a lack of trying,” KU’s coach said. “We’re going through a phase right now we’re kind of duds.”

Self addressed the issue further.

“We’re up 19 with three minutes left (4:36), just putter around and end up letting them slice that to seven, which was absolutely ridiculous,” Self said.

“It was one of those matter of fact deals: ‘Let’s win and get the heck out of here.’ The last two outings have been very lackluster. Certainly we’ve got to be a lot better this week (Tuesday at Oklahoma State; Saturday at home vs. Texas).”

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