1997–98 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1997–98 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
Preseason NIT Champions
Big 12 Regular Season Champions
Big 12 Tournament Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #2
1997–98 record 35-4 (15-1 Big 12)
Head coach Roy Williams
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1996–97 1998–99 »

The 1997–98 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 1997-98 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 100th basketball season. The head coach was Roy Williams, who served his 10th 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 6-6 175 Sophomore Fayetteville, Arkansas
Eric Chenowith 44 Center 7–0 235 Freshman Orange, California
Lester Earl 3 Forward/Center 6-8 235 Sophomore Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kenny Gregory 20 Guard 6–5 215 Freshman Columbus, Ohio
Jelani Janisse 23 Guard 6–3 200 Junior Los Angeles, California
Raef LaFrentz 45 Forward 6–11 235 Senior Hampton, Iowa
Chris Martin 30 Guard 6–2 190 Junior Overland Park, Kansas
C.B. McGrath 24 Guard 5-11 173 Senior Topeka, Kansas
Terry Nooner 5 Guard 6–0 170 Sophomore Raytown, Missouri
Paul Pierce 34 Forward 6–7 220 Junior Inglewood, California
T.J. Pugh 32 Forward/Center 6–8 246 Junior Omaha, Nebraska
Ryan Robertson 4 Guard 6–5 182 Junior Saint Charles, Missouri
Billy Thomas 12 Guard 6–4 208 Senior Shreveport, Louisiana

Big 12 Conference standings[1][edit]

# Team Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
1 Kansas
15-1
.938
35-4
.897
2 Oklahoma State
11-5
.688
22-7
.759
3 Oklahoma
11-5
.688
22-11
.667
4 Nebraska
10-6
.625
20-12
.625
5 Baylor
8-8
.500
14-14
.500
6 Missouri
8-8
.500
17-15
.531
7 Texas Tech
7–9
.438
13-14
.481
8 Kansas State
7-9
.438
17-12
.586
9 Colorado
7-9
.438
13-14
.481
10 Texas
6-10
.375
14-17
.452
11 Iowa State
5-11
.313
12-18
.400
12 Texas A&M
1-15
.063
7-20
.529

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
11/14/1997* Santa Clara #2 Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS W 99-73  1–0
11/17/1997* Rice #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 88-61  2–0
11/21/1997* WKU #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Preseason NIT First Round)
W 75-62  3–0
11/21/1997* UNLV #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Preseason NIT Second Round)
W 92-68  4–0
11/26/1997* vs. Arizona State #2 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Preseason NIT Semifinals)
W 90-88 OT 5-0
11/28/1997* vs. Florida State #2 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Preseason NIT Championship Game)
W 73-58  6-0
12/02/1997* vs. #4 Arizona #2 United CenterChicago, IL
(Great Eight)
W 90-87  7-0
12/04/1997* Emporia State #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawnrence, KS W 102-50  8-0
12/07/1997* vs. #23 Maryland #2 Verizon CenterWashington, DC
(BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament First Round)
L 83-86  8-1
12/08/1997* vs. Penn #2 Verizon Center • Washington, DC
(BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament Third Place Game)
W 89-71  9-1
12/10/1997* UMass #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 73-71  10-1
12/13/1997* Middle Tennessee State #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 103-68  11-1
12/18/1997* Pepperdine #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 96-83  12-1
12/20/1997* vs. #24 TCU #2 Kemper ArenaKansas City, MO
(Sprint Shootout)
W 94-78  13-1
12/23/1997* at USC #2 Los Angeles Memorial Sports ArenaLos Angeles, CA W 74-69  14-1
12/28/1997* vs. Ohio State #2 Stan Sheriff CenterHonolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic First Round)
W 69-56  15-1
12/29/1997* vs. Vanderbilt #2 Stan Sheriff Center • Honolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Semifinals)
W 89-82  16-1
12/30/1997* at Hawaii #2 Stan Sheriff Center • Honolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Championship Game)
L 65-76  16-2
1/3/1998 Nebraska #2 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 97-76  17-2
1/7/1998 Colorado #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 111-62  18-2
1/10/1998 at Texas #4 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX {{{tv}}} W 102-72  19-2
1/14/1998 at Texas A&M #3 Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX W 83-65  20-2
1/17/1998 Kansas State #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 69-62  21-2
1/19/1998 at Missouri #3 Hearnes CenterColumbia, MO
(Border War)
L 73-74  21-3
1/24/1998 Texas Tech #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 88-49  22-3
1/28/1998 Baylor #5 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 94-47  23-3
2/1/1998 at Nebraska #5 Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE W 82-71  24-3
2/4/1998 at Iowa State #3 Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA W 83-62  25-3
2/8/1998 Missouri #3 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS
(Border War)
W 80-70  26-3
2/14/1998 at Kansas State #4 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS
(Sunflower Showdown)
W 73-58  27-3
2/16/1998 at Colorado #4 Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO W 81-72  28-3
2/21/1998 at Iowa State #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 71-54  29-3
2/23/1998 Oklahoma #4 Allen Fieldhouse • Lawrence, KS W 83-70  30-3
3/1/1998 at #25 Oklahoma State #4 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK W 71-67  31-3
Big 12 Tournament
3/6/1998 vs. Kansas State #3 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Quarterfinals)
W 68-61  32-3
3/7/1998 vs. Nebraska #3 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Semifinals)
W 91-59  33-3
3/8/1998 vs. Oklahoma #3 Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Championship Game)
W 72-58  34-3
NCAA Tournament
3/13/1998* vs. (16) Prairie View A&M #2 (1) Myriad Convention CenterOklahoma City, OK
(First Round)
W 110-52  35-3
3/15/1998* vs. (8) Rhode Island #2 (1) Myriad Convention Center • Oklahoma City, OK
(Second Round)
L 75-80  35-4
*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 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 2
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. Archived from the original on 2013-07-14. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball 1997-98 Season Media Guide" (English). Retrieved 2013-06-12.