1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
National Champions
Conference Big 8 Conference
1987–88 record 27–11 (9–5 Big 8)
Head coach Larry Brown
Assistant coach R. C. Buford
Assistant coach Alvin Gentry
Assistant coach Ed Manning
Assistant coach Mark Turgeon
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1986–87 1988–89 »
1987–88 Big Eight Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Oklahoma 12 2   .857     35 4   .897
#20 Kansas State 11 3   .786     25 9   .735
Kansas 9 5   .643     27 11   .711
Missouri 7 7   .500     19 11   .633
Iowa State 6 8   .429     20 12   .625
Oklahoma State 4 10   .286     14 16   .467
Nebraska 4 10   .286     13 18   .419
Colorado 3 11   .214     7 21   .250
1988 Big Eight Tournament winner
As of March 3, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
Kansas defeated Duke in the Final Four to go on and earn their second-ever NCAA Tournament championship in 1988

The 1987–88 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas for the NCAA Division I men's intercollegiate basketball season of 1987–1988. The team won the 1987–1988 NCAA Division I men's basketball championship, the second in the school's history. They were led by Larry Brown in his fifth season as head coach. Their star player, Danny Manning, earned the team the nickname "Danny and the Miracles," along with the Jayhawks' improbable tournament run after an 11-loss season, the most ever by a national champion. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. In the last three games of the NCAA tournament, The Jayhawks avenged their three home losses to Kansas State, Duke, and Oklahoma.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Sean Alvarado 52 Center 6-10 210 Senior(RS) Washington, D.C.
Scooter Barry 10 Guard 6-3 175 Junior Concord, California
Marvin Branch 54 Center 6-10 225 Junior Detroit, Michigan
Jeff Gueldner 33 Guard/Forward 6-5 180 Sophomore Charleston, Illinois
Keith Harris 45 Forward 6-6 205 Sophomore Santa Monica, California
Otis Livingston 12 Guard 6-0 150 Junior San Pedro, California
Mike Maddox 32 Forward 6-8 195 Freshman Reseda, California
Danny Manning 25 Forward/Center 6-10 230 Senior Lawrence, Kansas
Archie Marshall 23 Forward 6-7 190 Senior Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mike Masucci 44 Center 6-10 200 Freshman Grandview, Missouri
Marvin Mattox 54 Forward 6-4 210 Senior Pomona, California
Lincoln Minor 11 Guard 6-3 165 Junior Houston, Texas
Milt Newton 21 Guard/Forward 6-5 185 Junior Washington, D.C.
Clint Normore 4 Guard 6-0 200 Junior Wichita, Kansas
Chris Piper 24 Forward 6-8 200 Senior Lawrence, Kansas
Kevin Pritchard 14 Guard 6-3 170 Sophomore Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mark Randall 42 Forward 6-9 200 Sophomore(RS) Englewood, Colorado

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
1987/11/27*
no, no
#7 vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational
W 89–62  1–0
Lahaina Civic Center
Lahaina, Hawaii
1987/11/28*
no, no
#7 vs. #11 Iowa
Maui Invitational
L 81–100  1–1
Lahaina Civic Center
Lahaina, Hawaii
1987/11/29*
no, no
#7 vs. Illinois
Maui Invitational
L 75–81  1–2
Lahaina Civic Center
Lahaina, Hawaii
1987/12/01*
no, no
#16 Pomona-Pitzer W 94–38  2–2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1987/12/03*
no, no
#16 at Western Carolina W 68–63  3–2
Ramsey Center
Cullowhee, North Carolina
1987/12/05*
no, no
#16 St. John's W 63–54  4–2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1987/12/07*
no, no
#18 Appalachian State W 73–62  5–2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1987/12/12*
no, no
#18 Rider W 110–72  6–2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1987/12/19*
no, no
#17 at North Carolina State W 74–67  7–2
Reynolds Coliseum
Raleigh, North Carolina
1987/12/28*
no, no
#17 vs. Memphis State W 64–62  8–2
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
1987/12/30*
no, no
#17 vs. St. John's L 56–70  8–3
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
1988/01/04*
no, no
#18 at Washington W 67–57  9–3
Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Seattle, Washington
1988/01/06*
no, no
#18 American W 90–69  10–3
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/01/09
no, no
#18 Missouri W 78–74  11–3
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/01/13
no, no
#16 at #14 Iowa State L 78–88  11–4
Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa
1988/01/16*
no, no
#16 Hampton W 95–69  12–4
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/01/23*
no, no
#16 at Notre Dame L 76–80  12–5
Edmund P. Joyce Center
South Bend, Indiana
1988/01/27
no, no
at Nebraska L 68–70  12–6
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Lincoln, Nebraska
1988/01/30
no, no
Kansas State L 61–72  12–7
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/02/03
no, no
#7 Oklahoma L 65–73  12–8
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/02/06
no, no
Colorado W 73–62  13–8
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/02/10
no, no
at Oklahoma State W 78–68  14–8
Gallagher-Iba Arena
Stillwater, Oklahoma
1988/02/13
no, no
Iowa State W 82–72  15–8
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/02/16
no, no
Nebraska W 70–48  16–8
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/02/18
no, no
at Kansas State W 64–63  17–8
Ahearn Field House
Manhattan, Kansas
1988/02/20*
no, no
#6 Duke L 70–74OT  17–9
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
1988/02/24
no, no
at #4 Oklahoma L 87–95  17–10
Lloyd Noble Center
Norman, Oklahoma
1988/02/27
no, no
at #15 Missouri W 82–77  18–10
Hearnes Center
Columbia, Missouri
1988/03/02
no, no
at Colorado W 85–64  19–10
Coors Events Center
Boulder, Colorado
1988/03/05
no, no
Oklahoma State W 75–57  20–10
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, Kansas
Big 8 Tournament
1988/03/11*
no, no
vs. Oklahoma State
Big 8 Conference Tournament
W 74–58  21–10
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
1988/03/12*
no, no
vs. Kansas State
Big 8 Conference Tournament
L 54–69  21–11
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
NCAA Tournament
1988/03/18*
no, no
vs. #18 Xavier
NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Subregional
W 85–72  22–11
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Lincoln, Nebraska
1988/03/20*
no, no
vs. Murray State
NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Subregional
W 61–58  23–11
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Lincoln, Nebraska
1988/03/25*
no, no
vs. Vanderbilt
NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Regional
W 77–64  24–11
Pontiac Silverdome
Pontiac, Michigan
1988/03/27*
no, no
vs. #20 Kansas State
NCAA Div. I Tournament Midwest Regional
W 71–58  25–11
Pontiac Silverdome
Pontiac, Michigan
1988/04/02*
no, no
vs. #5 Duke
NCAA Div. I Tournament National Semifinal
W 66–59  26–11
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
1988/04/04*
no, no
vs. #5 Oklahoma
NCAA Div. I Tournament National Final
W 83–79  27–11
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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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 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP 7 16 18 17 18 17 18 16 16 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1988 1 1 Danny Manning Los Angeles Clippers
1988 3 75 Archie Marshall San Antonio Spurs
1990 2 34 Kevin Pritchard Golden State Warriors
1991 1 26 Mark Randall Chicago Bulls

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