Bill Self says Texas Tech is ‘obvious favorite’ to win Big 12

Kansas coach Bill Self is not shy about who they thinks is the favorite to win the Big 12 at this point in the year.

Kansas’ chase for a 14th-consecutive Big 12 regular-season champion is in jeopardy after a loss to Baylor on Saturday.

It put the Jayhawks in second place in the Big 12 standings and one game behind Texas Tech (21-4, 9-3 Big 12), who Self says is the ‘obvious favorite’ to win the conference, according to Lawrence Journal-World reporter Benton Smith.

From Lawrence Journal-World:

“They’re the obvious favorite to win our league,” Self declared, “which they should be — they’ve got a game lead. But they’re also the one team in our league, if you really look at our league, everybody else is puttering around.”

Kansas (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) has lost two of its last three games after falling to Baylor on Saturday and to Oklahoma State on Feb. 3.

Kansas has Iowa State, who is coming off an 88-80 win over Oklahoma on Saturday, up next on its schedule. The Jayhawks then play No. 20 West Virginia, No. 23 Oklahoma, at No. 7 Texas Tech, Texas and at Oklahoma State.

It’s not the easiest of roads for Kansas to a 14th-straight Big 12 regular season title, but Self’s group will have another shot at the Red Raiders on Saturday, Feb. 24. Although, it will be at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

2017-18 Big 12 men’s basketball standings

Team Big 12 Overall
Texas Tech 9-3 21-4
Kansas 8-4 19-6
West Virginia 7-5 18-7
Kansas State 6-6 17-8
Oklahoma 6-6 16-8
TCU 5-7 17-8
Baylor 5-7 15-10
Oklahoma State 5-7 15-10
Texas 5-7 15-10
Iowa State 4-8 13-11

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