In 2010 and 2011, KU was so good that they essentially just waltzed through the regular season winning the B12 easily.
In 2009 and 2012, however, they needed Sherron and Tyshawn to step up to get them through it the difficult times. Those two had the internal toughness to get it done. It's looking like one of those years where somebody needs to step up like that if they want to continue the conference streak. But who can?