LAWRENCE, Kan. — A couple of bruising brothers named Marcus and Markieff are not all that sets Kansas apart.

When it comes to bench strength, the Jayhawks wield an embarrassment of riches.

It's a part of the program that has become familiar to fans and foes in the Big 12. Only now are NCAA tournament followers beginning to appreciate how coach Bill Self can hurl waves of players at Jayhawk opponents.

How many teams are holding in reserve the national junior college player of the year? And the No. 1 overall recruit of 2010? And a talented 6-9 sophomore who brings double-double potential all by himself?