Is Kansas good or lucky? A little of both

Kansas plays in what is statistically the strongest conference in Division I, and the other nine teams in the Big 12 have excelled at giving the Jayhawks close games.

Bill Self's team is alone in first place at 10-2, and nine of those 12 games have been decided by single digits. KU's record in those close contests is an outstanding 8-1, with the only loss coming in overtime at home against Iowa State.

Yet the prowess of Self's players in nail-biters does mean that Frank Mason III, Josh Jackson & Co. look less impressive in terms of per-possession statistics than you might otherwise expect from a presumptive NCAA tournament No. 1 seed. To this point in the season, Kansas has outscored its Big 12 opponents by 0.06 points per possession.

How does that number compare to that of other top teams?