1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
National Champions
Conference Big 8 Conference
1987–88 record 27–11 (9–5 Big 8)
Head coach Larry Brown
Assistant coach R. C. Buford
Assistant coach Alvin Gentry
Assistant coach Ed Manning
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1986–87 1988–89 »
1987–88 Big Eight Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Oklahoma 12 2   .857     35 4   .897
#20 Kansas State 11 3   .786     25 9   .735
Kansas 9 5   .643     27 11   .711
Missouri 7 7   .500     19 11   .633
Iowa State 6 8   .429     20 12   .625
Oklahoma State 4 10   .286     14 16   .467
Nebraska 4 10   .286     13 18   .419
Colorado 3 11   .214     7 21   .250
1988 Big Eight Tournament winner
As of March 3, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas for the NCAA Division I men's intercollegiate basketball season of 1987–1988. The team won the 1987–1988 NCAA Division I men's basketball championship, the second in the school's history. They were led by Larry Brown in his fifth season as head coach. Their star player, Danny Manning, earned the team the nickname "Danny and the Miracles," along with the Jayhawks' improbable tournament run after an 11-loss season, the most ever by a national champion. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. In the last three games of the NCAA tournament, The Jayhawks avenged their three home losses to Kansas State, Duke, and Oklahoma.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Sean Alvarado 52 Center 6-10 210 Senior(RS) Washington, D.C.
Scooter Barry 10 Guard 6-3 175 Junior Concord, California
Marvin Branch 54 Center 6-10 225 Junior Detroit, Michigan
Jeff Gueldner 33 Guard/Forward 6-5 180 Sophomore Charleston, Illinois
Keith Harris 45 Forward 6-6 205 Sophomore Santa Monica, California
Otis Livingston 12 Guard 6-0 150 Junior San Pedro, California
Mike Maddox 32 Forward 6-8 195 Freshman Reseda, California
Danny Manning 25 Forward/Center 6-10 230 Senior Lawrence, Kansas
Archie Marshall 23 Forward 6-7 190 Senior Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mike Masucci 44 Center 6-10 200 Freshman Grandview, Missouri
Marvin Mattox 54 Forward 6-4 210 Senior Pomona, California
Lincoln Minor 11 Guard 6-3 165 Junior Houston, Texas
Milt Newton 21 Guard/Forward 6-5 185 Junior Washington, D.C.
Clint Normore 4 Guard 6-0 200 Junior Wichita, Kansas
Chris Piper 24 Forward 6-8 200 Senior Lawrence, Kansas
Kevin Pritchard 14 Guard 6-3 170 Sophomore Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mark Randall 42 Forward 6-9 200 Sophomore(RS) Englewood, Colorado

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site


Result Record
Regular season
1987/11/27* vs. Chaminade #7 Lahaina Civic CenterLahaina, Hawaii
(Maui Invitational)
W 89–62  1–0
1987/11/28* vs. #11 Iowa #7 Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, Hawaii
(Maui Invitational)
L 81–100  1–1
1987/11/29* vs. Illinois #7 Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, Hawaii
(Maui Invitational)
L 75–81  1–2
1987/12/01* Pomona-Pitzer #16 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, Kansas W 94–38  2–2
1987/12/03* at Western Carolina #16 Ramsey CenterCullowhee, North Carolina W 68–63  3–2
1987/12/05* St. John's #16 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 63–54  4–2
1987/12/07* Appalachian State #18 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 73–62  5–2
1987/12/12* Rider #18 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 110–72  6–2
1987/12/19* at North Carolina State #17 Reynolds Coliseum • Raleigh, North Carolina W 74–67  7–2
1987/12/28* vs. Memphis State #17 Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York W 64–62  8–2
1987/12/30* vs. St. John's #17 Madison Square Garden • New York City, New York L 56–70  8–3
1988/01/04* at Washington #18 Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson PavilionSeattle, Washington W 67–57  9–3
1988/01/06* American #18 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 90–69  10–3
1988/01/09 Missouri #18 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 78–74  11–3
1988/01/13 at #14 Iowa State #16 Hilton ColiseumAmes, Iowa L 78–88  11–4
1988/01/16* Hampton #16 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 95–69  12–4
1988/01/23* at Notre Dame #16 Edmund P. Joyce CenterSouth Bend, Indiana L 76–80  12–5
1988/01/27 at Nebraska Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, Nebraska L 68–70  12–6
1988/01/30 Kansas State Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas L 61–72  12–7
1988/02/03 #7 Oklahoma Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas L 65–73  12–8
1988/02/06 Colorado Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 73–62  13–8
1988/02/10 at Oklahoma State Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, Oklahoma W 78–68  14–8
1988/02/13 Iowa State Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 82–72  15–8
1988/02/16 Nebraska Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 70–48  16–8
1988/02/18 at Kansas State Ahearn Field HouseManhattan, Kansas W 64–63  17–8
1988/02/20* #6 Duke Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas L 70–74OT  17–9
1988/02/24 at #4 Oklahoma Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, Oklahoma L 87–95  17–10
1988/02/27 at #15 Missouri Hearnes CenterColumbia, Missouri W 82–77  18–10
1988/03/02 at Colorado Coors Events CenterBoulder, Colorado W 85–64  19–10
1988/03/05 Oklahoma State Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, Kansas W 75–57  20–10
Big 8 Tournament
1988/03/11* vs. Oklahoma State Kemper ArenaKansas City, Missouri
(Big 8 Conference Tournament)
W 74–58  21–10
1988/03/12* vs. Kansas State Kemper Arena • Kansas City, Missouri
(Big 8 Conference Tournament)
L 54–69  21–11
NCAA Tournament
1988/03/18* vs. #18 Xavier Bob Devaney Sports Center • Lincoln, Nebraska
(NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Subregional)
W 85–72  22–11
1988/03/20* vs. Murray State Bob Devaney Sports Center • Lincoln, Nebraska
(NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Subregional)
W 61–58  23–11
1988/03/25* vs. Vanderbilt Pontiac SilverdomePontiac, Michigan
(NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Regional)
W 77–64  24–11
1988/03/27* vs. #20 Kansas State Pontiac Silverdome • Pontiac, Michigan
(NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Regional)
W 71–58  25–11
1988/04/02* vs. #5 Duke Kemper Arena • Kansas City, Missouri
(NCAA Div. I Tournament National Semifinal)
W 66–59  26–11
1988/04/04* vs. #5 Oklahoma Kemper Arena • Kansas City, Missouri
(NCAA Div. I Tournament National Final)
W 83–79  27–11
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP 7 16 18 17 18 17 18 16 16 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1988 1 1 Danny Manning Los Angeles Clippers
1988 3 75 Archie Marshall San Antonio Spurs
1990 2 34 Kevin Pritchard Golden State Warriors

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