1951–52 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1951–52 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
Conference Big Seven Conference
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 8
1951–52 record 28–3 (11–1 Big Seven)
Head coach Phog Allen
Assistant coach Dick Harp
Home arena Hoch Auditorium

Season summary[edit]

Legendary coach Forrest C. "Phog" Allen guided Kansas to its first NCAA Tournament championship behind center Clyde Lovellette, who scored 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in an 80-63 victory over St. John's in the title game. Lovellette became the only player in NCAA history to lead the nation in scoring while leading his team to the national championship in the same season.


NCAA tournament[edit]

  • West
    • Kansas 68, TCU 64
    • Kansas 74, St Louis 55
  • Final Four
    • Kansas 74, Santa Clara 55
    • Kansas 80, St. Johns 63


Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 9 Clyde Lovellette Minneapolis Lakers