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 Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
11/22/1996* at Santa Clara #2 Leavey CenterSanta Clara, CA W 76-64  1–0
11/25/1996* vs. LSU #2 Lahaina Civic CenterMaui,HI
(Maui Invitational Tournament First Round)
W 82-53  2–0
11/26/1996* vs. California #2 Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational Tournament Semifinals)
W 85-67  3–0
11/27/1996* vs. Virginia #2 Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational Tournament Championship Game)
W 80-63  4–0
12/1/1996* San Diego #2 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS W 79-72  5-0
12/4/1996* vs. #4 Cincinnati #1 United CenterChicago, IL
(Great Eight)
W 72-65  6-0
12/7/1996* at #17 UCLA #1 Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA W 96-83  7-0
12/11/1996* George Washington #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawnrence, KS W 85-56  8-0
12/15/1996* UNC Asheville #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 105-73  9-0
12/21/1996* NC State #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 84-56  10-0
12/30/1996* Washburn #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 90-65  11-0
1/2/1997* Brown #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 107-49  12-0
1/4/1997 at Kansas State #1 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 62-59  13-0
1/6/1997 #18 Texas #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 86-61  14-0
1/9/1997* Niagara #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 134-73  15-0
1/11/1997 at Baylor #1 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 87-68  16-0
1/13/1997 #4 Iowa State #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 80-67  17-0
1/19/1997* at Connecticut #1 Hartford Civic CenterHartford, CT W 73-65  18-0
1/22/1997 Texas A&M #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 89-60  19-0
1/26/1997 at #18 Colorado #1 Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO W 77-68  20-0
1/29/1997 at #22 Texas Tech #1 Lubbock Municipal ColiseumLubbock, TX W 86-77  21-0
2/1/1997 Nebraska #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS {{{tv}}} W 82-77 OT 22-0
2/4/1997 at Missouri #1 Hearnes CenterColumbia, MO
(Border War)
L 94-96 2OT 22-1
2/9/1997 at #6 Iowa State #1 Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA W 69-62  23-1
2/12/1997 Oklahoma State #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 104-72  24-1
2/15/1997 #15 Colorado #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 114-74  25-1
2/17/1997 Missouri #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Border War)
W 79-67  26-1
2/22/1997 Kansas State #1 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 78-58  27-1
2/24/1997 at Oklahoma #1 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK W 70-68  28-1
3/2/1997 at Nebraska #1 Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE W 85-65  29-1
Big 12 Tournament
3/7/1997 vs. Oklahoma State #1 Kemper ArenaKansas City, MO
(Quarterfinals)
W 74-59  30-1
3/8/1997 vs. #16 Iowa State #1 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Semifinals)
W 72-48  31-1
3/9/1997 vs. Missouri #1 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Championship Game)
W 87-60  32-1
NCAA Tournament
3/13/1997* vs. (16) Jackson State #1 (1) Pyramid ArenaMemphis, TN
(First Round)
W 78-64  33-1
3/15/1997* vs. (8) Purdue #1 (1) Pyramid Arena • Memphis, TN
(Second Round)
W 75-61  34-1
3/21/1997* vs. #15 (4) Arizona #1 (1) Birmingham-Jefferson Convention ComplexBirmingham, AL
(Sweet Sixteen)
L 82-85  34-2
*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 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)" (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.