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Bill Self gives his takeaways from KU basketball's scrimmage with Illinois
Over the weekend, the KU basketball team made the trip to the St. Louis area for a scrimmage with Illinois. Behind closed door scrimmages have become more and more popular in recent years and Saturday’s scrimmage gave Bill Self and the KU coaches a chance to watch the team compete against a different, yet equal, competition. Of course, KU will play an exhibition game against Pitt State on Nov. 3, which will serve as the final tuneup before the regular season.

WATCH: Bill Self discusses Kansas basketballs 2022-23 team during media day
Additionally, last week the Big 12 preseason awards and poll were released. Jalen Wilson was named Preseason All Big 12 while Kevin McCullar was named an honorable mention. In the preseason poll, KU was picked to finish second in the Big 12 in 2022-23. The Jayhawks will be looking to win at least a share of their 17th Big 12 title under Bill Self this upcoming season. Last year, KU claimed a share of the conference with Baylor, finishing with a 14-4 record. KU has not won the Big 12 in consecutive seasons since the 2017 and 2018 conference seasons.

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