1995–96 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1995–96 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas "KU" logo.png
Big Eight Regular Season Champions
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #4
1995–96 record 29-5 (12-2 Big Eight)
Head coach Roy Williams
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1994–95 1996–97 »

The 1995–96 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 1995-96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 98th basketball season. The head coach was Roy Williams, who served his 8th year at KU. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Joel Branstrom 20 Forward 6-6 190 Senior(RS) Half Moon Bay, California
Jerod Haase 35 Guard 6-3 185 Junior South Lake Tahoe, California
Raef LaFrentz 45 Forward 6–11 220 Sophomore Hampton, Iowa
C.B. McGrath 24 Guard 5-11 168 Sophomore Topeka, Kansas
Sean Pearson 21 Forward 6–5 215 Senior LaGrange, Illinois
Paul Pierce 34 Forward 6–6 220 Freshman Inglewood, California
Scot Pollard 31 Center 6–10 250 Junior San Diego, California
T.J. Pugh 32 Forward 6–9 215 Freshman Omaha, Nebraska
Steve Ransom 44 Forward 6–5 210 Junior Mission Viejo, California
Calvin Rayford 10 Guard 5-7 155 Senior Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ryan Robertson 4 Guard 6–5 170 Freshman Saint Charles, Missouri
Billy Thomas 12 Forward/Guard 6–4 205 Sophomore Shreveport, Louisiana
Jacque Vaughn 11 Guard 6–1 195 Junior Pasadena, California
T.J. Whatley 14 Guard 6–4 180 Senior Benton, Arkansas
B.J. Williams 22 Forward 6–8 205 Junior Wichita, Kansas
Travis Williams 54 Center 7-0 265 Freshman(RS) Rozel, Kansas

Big Eight Conference standings[1][edit]

# Team Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
1 Kansas
12-2
.857
29-5
.853
2 Iowa State
9-5
.643
24-9
.727
3 Oklahoma
8-6
.571
17-13
.567
4 Kansas State
7-7
.500
17-12
.586
5 Oklahoma State
7-7
.500
17-10
.630
6 Missouri
6-8
.429
18-15
.545
7 Nebraska
4-10
.289
21-14
.600
8 Colorado
3-11
.214
9-18
.333

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
11/25/1995* vs. #8 Utah #2 Kemper ArenaKansas City, MO
(The Classic)
W 79-68  1–0
11/29/1995* vs. #15 Virginia #2 The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, MI
(Great Eight)
W 72-66  2–0
12/2/1995* #23 UCLA #2 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS W 85-70  3–0
12/7/1995* at Rice #1 Tudor FieldhouseHouston, TX W 83-63  4–0
12/9/1995* at San Diego #1 San Diego Sports ArenaSan Diego, CA W 101-71  5-0
12/16/1995* vs. Indiana #1 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO W 91-83  6-0
12/18/1995* Pittsburg State #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 103-48  7-0
12/22/1995* vs. Temple #1 Meadowlands ArenaEast Rutherford, NJ L 66-74 OT 7-1
1/2/1996* Cornell #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 100-46  8-1
1/4/1996* East Tennessee State #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 108-73  9-1
1/6/1996* SMU #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 83-61  10-1
1/8/1996 at Oklahoma State #3 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK W 76-61  11-1
1/11/1996* at Florida #3 O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL W 69-54  12-1
1/15/1996* Saint Peter's #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 85-71  13-1
1/20/1996 Colorado #4 Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO W 80-78  14-1
1/22/1996 Oklahoma #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 84-66  15-1
1/27/1996 at Nebraska #3 Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE W 88-73  16-1
1/31/1996 Oklahoma State #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 84-66  17-1
2/4/1996 Kansas State #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 72-62  18-1
2/7/1996 #21 Iowa State #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 89-70  19-1
2/10/1996 at Missouri #3 Hearnes CenterColumbia, MO
(Border War)
L 73-77  19-2
2/14/1996 Colorado #5 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS {{{tv}}} W 85-70  20-2
2/17/1996 at #22 Iowa State #5 Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA W 61-50  21-2
2/19/1996 Nebraska #5 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 81-71  22-2
2/24/1996 at Kansas State #5 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 77-66  23-2
2/26/1996 Missouri #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Border War)
W 87-65  24-2
3/2/1996 at Oklahoma #3 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK L 79-85  24-3
Big Eight Tournament
3/8/1996 vs. Colorado #5 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(First Round)
W 88-55  25-3
3/9/1996 vs. Kansas State #5 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Semifinals)
W 61-55  26-3
3/10/1996 vs. #23 Iowa State #5 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Championship Game)
L 55-56  26-4
NCAA Tournament
3/15/1996* vs. (15) South Carolina State #4 (2) Arizona State University Activity CenterTempe, AZ
(First Round)
W 92-54  27-4
3/17/1996* vs. (10) Santa Clara #4 (2) Arizona State University Activity Center • Tempe, AZ
(Second Round)
W 76-51  28-4
3/22/1996* vs. #11 (3) Arizona #4 (2) McNichols Sports ArenaDenver, CO
(Sweet Sixteen)
W 83-80  29-4
3/24/1996* vs. #15 (4) Syracuse #4 (2) McNichols Sports Arena • Denver, CO
(Elite Eight)
L 57-60  29-5
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, NCAA tournament seeds shown in parenthesis. All times are in Central Standard Time.

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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
AP 2 2 2 1 1 1 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 5 5 3 5 4
Coaches

*There was no coaches poll in week 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big 12 Record Book (PDF)" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball 1995-96 Season Media Guide" (English). Retrieved 2013-06-14.