No matter how often they're reminded of it, Kansas coach Bill Self and his players maintain the team's current winning streak is not a topic of conversation behind closed doors.
Oklahoma State will be out to end a pair of the Jayhawks' streaks as No. 2 Kansas hopes to extend its run to 19 by winning a 17th consecutive home meeting with the Cowboys on Saturday.
The Jayhawks (19-1, 7-0 Big 12) haven't lost since a 67-64 defeat to current No. 13 Michigan State on Nov. 13 in their second game of the season.
They've had some close calls along the way, though, including Monday's 61-56 victory at West Virginia. Self doesn't think his team will win out, nor does he plan on discussing the current streak with his team.
"Nobody talks about that. They may as a group on their own, but certainly not amongst our basketball family," Self said. "I hope that we can keep learning lessons through winning, but that doesn't always happen. We'll lose again. I hope not, but it's going to happen."