1996–97 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1996–97 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
Maui Invitational Tournament Champions
Big 12 Regular Season Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #1
1996–97 record 34-2 (15-1 Big 12)
Head coach Roy Williams
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1995–96 1997–98 »

The 1996–97 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 1996-97 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 99th basketball season. The head coach was Roy Williams, who served his 9th year at KU. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Nick Bradford 21 Forward/Guard 6-6 175 Freshman Fayetteville, Arkansas
Joel Branstrom 20 Forward 6-6 197 Senior Half Moon Bay, California
Jerod Haase 35 Guard 6-3 191 Senior South Lake Tahoe, California
Raef LaFrentz 45 Forward/Center 6–11 235 Junior Hampton, Iowa
C.B. McGrath 24 Guard 5-11 173 Junior Topeka, Kansas
Terry Nooner 5 Guard 5-10 170 Freshman Raytown, Missouri
Paul Pierce 34 Forward 6–7 220 Sophomore Inglewood, California
Scot Pollard 31 Center 6–11 265 Senior San Diego, California
T.J. Pugh 32 Forward/Center 6–8 246 Sophomore Omaha, Nebraska
Steve Ransom 42 Forward 6–6 205 Senior Mission Viejo, California
Ryan Robertson 4 Guard 6–5 182 Sophomore Saint Charles, Missouri
Billy Thomas 12 Guard/Forward 6–4 208 Junior Shreveport, Louisiana
Jacque Vaughn 11 Guard 6–1 195 Senior Pasadena, California
B.J. Williams 22 Forward 6–8 206 Senior Wichita, Kansas

Big 12 Conference standings[edit]

1996–97 Big 12 Conference men's basketball regular season standings[1]
# Team Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
1 Kansas
15-1
.938
34-2
.944
2 Colorado
11-5
.688
22-10
.688
T–3 Texas
10-6
.625
18-12
.600
T–3 Iowa State
10-6
.625
22-9
.710
T–3 Texas Tech
10-6
.625
19-9
.679
6 Oklahoma
9-7
.563
19-11
.613
T–7 Nebraska
7–9
.438
18-15
.545
T–7 Oklahoma State
7-9
.438
17-15
.531
9 Baylor
6-10
.375
18-12
.600
10 Missouri
5-11
.313
16-17
.485
T–11 Texas A&M
3-13
.188
9-18
.333
T–11 Kansas State
3-13
.188
10-17
.370

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
11/22/1996* #2 at Santa Clara W 76-64  1–0 Leavey Center
11/25/1996* #2 vs. LSU
(Maui Invitational Tournament First Round)
W 82-53  2–0 Lahaina Civic Center
11/26/1996* #2 vs. California
(Maui Invitational Tournament Semifinals)
W 85-67  3–0 Lahaina Civic Center
11/27/1996* #2 vs. Virginia
(Maui Invitational Tournament Championship Game)
W 80-63  4–0 Lahaina Civic Center
12/1/1996* #2 San Diego W 79-72  5-0 Allen Fieldhouse
12/4/1996* #1 vs. #4 Cincinnati
(Great Eight)
W 72-65  6-0 United Center
12/7/1996* #1 at #17 UCLA W 96-83  7-0 Pauley Pavilion
12/11/1996* #1 George Washington W 85-56  8-0 Allen Fieldhouse
12/15/1996* #1 UNC Asheville W 105-73  9-0 Allen Fieldhouse
12/21/1996* #1 NC State W 84-56  10-0 Allen Fieldhouse
12/30/1996* #1 Washburn W 90-65  11-0 Allen Fieldhouse
1/2/1997* #1 Brown W 107-49  12-0 Allen Fieldhouse
1/4/1997 #1 at Kansas State
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 62-59  13-0 Bramlage Coliseum
1/6/1997 #1 #18 Texas W 86-61  14-0 Allen Fieldhouse
1/9/1997* #1 Niagara W 134-73  15-0 Allen Fieldhouse
1/11/1997 #1 at Baylor W 87-68  16-0 Ferrell Center
1/13/1997 #1 #4 Iowa State W 80-67  17-0 Allen Fieldhouse
1/19/1997* #1 at Connecticut W 73-65  18-0 Hartford Civic Center
1/22/1997 #1 Texas A&M W 89-60  19-0 Allen Fieldhouse
1/26/1997 #1 at #18 Colorado W 77-68  20-0 Coors Events Center
1/29/1997 #1 at #22 Texas Tech W 86-77  21-0 Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
2/1/1997 #1 Nebraska W 82-77 OT 22-0 Allen Fieldhouse
2/4/1997 #1 at Missouri
(Border War)
L 94-96 2OT 22-1 Hearnes Center
2/9/1997 #1 at #6 Iowa State W 69-62  23-1 Hilton Coliseum
2/12/1997 #1 Oklahoma State W 104-72  24-1 Allen Fieldhouse
2/15/1997 #1 #15 Colorado W 114-74  25-1 Allen Fieldhouse
2/17/1997 #1 Missouri
(Border War)
W 79-67  26-1 Allen Fieldhouse
2/22/1997 #1 Kansas State
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 78-58  27-1 Allen Fieldhouse
2/24/1997 #1 at Oklahoma W 70-68  28-1 Lloyd Noble Center
3/2/1997 #1 at Nebraska W 85-65  29-1 Bob Devaney Sports Center
Big 12 Tournament
3/7/1997 #1 vs. Oklahoma State
(Quarterfinals)
W 74-59  30-1 Kemper Arena
3/8/1997 #1 vs. #16 Iowa State
(Semifinals)
W 72-48  31-1 Kemper Arena
3/9/1997 #1 vs. Missouri
(Championship Game)
W 87-60  32-1 Kemper Arena
NCAA Tournament
3/13/1997* #1 (1) vs. (16) Jackson State
(First Round)
W 78-64  33-1 Pyramid Arena
3/15/1997* #1 (1) vs. (8) Purdue
(Second Round)
W 75-61  34-1 Pyramid Arena
3/21/1997* #1 (1) vs. #15 (4) Arizona
(Sweet Sixteen)
L 82-85  34-2 Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, NCAA tournament seeds shown in parenthesis. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Coaches

*There was no coaches poll in week 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big 12 Record Book (PDF)" (PDF) (Press release). Big 12 Conference. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball 1996-97 Season Media Guide" (ENGLISH). Retrieved 2013-06-14.