Pregame Glance – Kansas Jayhawks

Written December 22nd, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

There is simply no amount of Listerine that can wash out the bad taste left in those returning players mouths having endured two losses to Kansas last season; one on December 10, 2011 (78-67) and one at the Final Four in New Orleans on March 31, 2012 (64-62). They will just have to take care of their home court where they have the 5th longest streak for wins against non-conference opponents sitting at 39. WVU was their last home loss in this regard in December of 2008 almost exactly four years ago. Tim Shoemaker did a great Tale of the TapeLet’s take a look at this top ten battle.

9-1, Lost to Sparty on Nov 13 67-64: Big12

Saturday, December 22 4:00pm on CBS

School: University of Kansas (KU)
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Founded:Motto 1865; I shall see this great sight, why the bush does not burn (Exodus 3:3)
Student Population: 29,462
School Type: Public, Flagship, Space Grant
Division: NCAA
Conference: Big Twelve
Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse “The Phog” named for the father of coaching Dr. Forrest C. “Phog” Allen
Seating: 16,300
Built: March 1, 1955
Head Coach: Bill Self, Oklahoma State, 10th season
Experience & Accomplishments Self was named 2012 Naismith College Coach of the Year, The Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2000, 2009 and 2012, the Associated Press National Coach of the Year in 2009. He was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2012. 13 NCAA Tourneys, 1 NCAA Champion, ! Final Four, 6 Conference Tourney Champions, Produced 16 NBA draft picks
Program History The Jayhawks began play in 1898 and have an all-time record of 2079-807 (.720). In 2008, ESPN ranked Kansas second on a list of the most prestigious programs of the modern college basketball era, behind only Duke.[3] Kansas has the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (23),[4] holds the longest current streak of winning seasons (29), has the most winning seasons in Division I history (93), the most non-losing seasons (.500 or better) in NCAA history (96), the most conference championships in Division I history (55), the most First Team All Americans in Division I history (20), the most First Team All American Selections in Division I history (28), is second in Division I all time winning percentage (.720), and is second in Division I all time wins (2,079)

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