Kansas

Official Name: 
University of Kansas
Nickname: 
Jayhawks
Mailing Address: 

1651 Naismith Drive
1400 Parrott
Lawrence, KS 66045

Telephone: 
(785) 864-3417
Fax: 
(785) 864-7944
Enrollment: 
28,850
Arena: 

Allen Fieldhouse
Capacity: 16,300
Year Opened: 1955

School Colors: 
Crimson and Blue
Conference: 

Big 12 (since 1997)
Former Member of Missouri Valley (1908-28) and Big Eight (1929-96)

Final AP Top 10 Rankings: 
NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances: 

(39) 1940, 1942, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
85-38 record (.691)
Reached Final Four in 1940 (2nd), 1952 (1st), 1953 (2nd), 1957 (2nd), 1971 (4th), 1974 (4th), 1986 (T3rd), 1988 (1st), 1991 (2nd), 1993 (T3rd), 2002 (T3rd), 2003 (2nd) and 2008 (1st)

NIT Appearances: 

(2) 1968 and 1969
3-2 record (.600)
Finished 2nd in 1968

All-Time Winningest Coach: 

Dr. Forrest C. Phog Allen (39 years--1908, 1909 and 1920-56, 590-219 record, .729)

All-Time Scoring Leader: 

Danny Manning (2,951 points from 1985-88)

All-Time Rebounding Leader: 

Danny Manning (1,187 from 1985-88)

Single-Game Individual Scoring Record: 

Wilt Chamberlain (52 points as sophomore vs. Northwestern on 12/3/56)

NCAA Consensus First-Team All-Americans: 
NCAA Consensus Second-Team All-Americans: 

Individual Single-Game Scoring Record Box Score:

Wilt Chamberlain (52 vs. Northwestern)
December 3, 1956 (sophomore/29.6 ppg)

1

2

Total

Kansas

42

45

87

Northwestern

34

35

69

Name

FG

FT

PTS

L. Johnson

0

0-1

0

Elstun

2

0-1

4

Loneski

2

4-6

8

Johnston

1

2-3

4

Thompson

0

0-0

0

Green

0

0-0

0

Jett

0

0-0

0

Chamberlain

20

12-20

52

M. Johnson

1

0-0

2

Parker

2

0-0

4

King

2

3-6

7

Hollinger

0

2-3

2

Kindred

0

0-0

0

Billings

0

0-0

0

Dater

1

0-0

2

Cleland

1

0-0

2

Totals

32

23-40

87

Percentages

.575

Name

FG

FT

PTS

Lose

2

0-3

4

Warren

3

4-7

10

Hook

0

0-0

0

Duhart

0

0-0

0

Schultz

1

0-0

2

Ruklick

11

0-1

22

Mast

7

3-7

17

Mantis

4

2-3

10

Johnson

2

0-0

4

Totals

30

9-21

69

Percentages

.429

Coach

Seasons

Years

Record

W-L %

Best Season(s)

Record

Dr. James Naismith

9

1899-1907

55-60

.478

1899

7-4

Dr. F.C. "Phog" Allen

39

1908-09, 1920-56

590-219

.729

1923, 1925

17-1

William O. Hamilton

10

1910-19

125-59

.679

1910

18-1

Karl Schlademan

1

1920

1-0

1.000

1920

1-0

Howard Engleman

1

1947

8-6

.571

1947

8-6

Dick Harp

8

1957-64

121-82

.596

1957

24-3

Ted Owens

19

1965-83

348-182

.657

1971

27-3

Larry Brown

5

1984-88

135-44

.754

1986

35-4

Roy Williams

15

1989-2003

418-101

.805

1997

34-2

Bill Self

8

2004-11

237-46

.837

2008

37-3

  • All-Time W-L Record: 2,038-799 (.718) from 1899 through 2011.
  • NOTES: Schlademan coached first game of 1920 season before Dr. Allen assumed control
  • Engleman finished the 1946-47 season as coach after Dr. Allen was ordered to take a rest following the 13th game.