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Now officially post-Thomas Robinson, Kansas beats Swiss National Team, 79-76


If there’s one thing we should take away from last season, it’s not to underestimate what Bill Self can do with an underrated collection of players at Kansas.

After a run to the national title game behind Thomas Robinson, Robinson and point guard Tyshawn Taylor have moved to the NBA, taking the Jayhawks’ two biggest pieces from last season out of Lawrence.

But don’t discount them. The pieces are coming together again with freshmen Anrio Adams and Milton Doyle cleared to play and Ben McLemore eligible after not qualifying to play in the 2011-12 season.

On Tuesday, Kansas beat the Swiss National Team in an exhibition in Fribourg, Switzerland, thanks to a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds from center Jeff Withey.

It was Withey’s offensive rebound and putback with 4.1 seconds that helped the Jayhawks to a win yesterday, the 40th straight exhibition win for Kansas, including 26 in a row under Self.

Check out the video below for Self’s comments, courtesy of Kansas Athletics:

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_