1995–96 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1995–96 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas "KU" logo.png
Big Eight Regular Season Champions
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #4
1995–96 record 29-5 (12-2 Big Eight)
Head coach Roy Williams
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1994–95 1996–97 »

The 1995–96 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 1995-96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 98th basketball season. The head coach was Roy Williams, who served his 8th year at KU. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Joel Branstrom 20 Forward 6-6 190 Senior(RS) Half Moon Bay, California
Jerod Haase 35 Guard 6-3 185 Junior South Lake Tahoe, California
Raef LaFrentz 45 Forward 6–11 220 Sophomore Hampton, Iowa
C.B. McGrath 24 Guard 5-11 168 Sophomore Topeka, Kansas
Sean Pearson 21 Forward 6–5 215 Senior LaGrange, Illinois
Paul Pierce 34 Forward 6–6 220 Freshman Inglewood, California
Scot Pollard 31 Center 6–10 250 Junior San Diego, California
T.J. Pugh 32 Forward 6–9 215 Freshman Omaha, Nebraska
Steve Ransom 44 Forward 6–5 210 Junior Mission Viejo, California
Calvin Rayford 10 Guard 5-7 155 Senior Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ryan Robertson 4 Guard 6–5 170 Freshman Saint Charles, Missouri
Billy Thomas 12 Forward/Guard 6–4 205 Sophomore Shreveport, Louisiana
Jacque Vaughn 11 Guard 6–1 195 Junior Pasadena, California
T.J. Whatley 14 Guard 6–4 180 Senior Benton, Arkansas
B.J. Williams 22 Forward 6–8 205 Junior Wichita, Kansas
Travis Williams 54 Center 7-0 265 Freshman(RS) Rozel, Kansas

Big Eight Conference standings[1][edit]

# Team Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
1 Kansas
12-2
.857
29-5
.853
2 Iowa State
9-5
.643
24-9
.727
3 Oklahoma
8-6
.571
17-13
.567
4 Kansas State
7-7
.500
17-12
.586
5 Oklahoma State
7-7
.500
17-10
.630
6 Missouri
6-8
.429
18-15
.545
7 Nebraska
4-10
.289
21-14
.600
8 Colorado
3-11
.214
9-18
.333

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
11/25/1995*
#2 vs. #8 Utah
The Classic
W 79-68  1–0
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, MO
11/29/1995*
#2 vs. #15 Virginia
Great Eight
W 72-66  2–0
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI
12/2/1995*
#2 #23 UCLA W 85-70  3–0
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
12/7/1995*
#1 at Rice W 83-63  4–0
Tudor Fieldhouse
Houston, TX
12/9/1995*
#1 at San Diego W 101-71  5-0
San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, CA
12/16/1995*
#1 vs. Indiana W 91-83  6-0
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, MO
12/18/1995*
#1 Pittsburg State W 103-48  7-0
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
12/22/1995*
#1 vs. Temple L 66-74 OT 7-1
Meadowlands Arena
East Rutherford, NJ
1/2/1996*
#4 Cornell W 100-46  8-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
1/4/1996*
#4 East Tennessee State W 108-73  9-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
1/6/1996*
#4 SMU W 83-61  10-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
1/8/1996
#3 at Oklahoma State W 76-61  11-1
Gallagher-Iba Arena
Stillwater, OK
1/11/1996*
#3 at Florida W 69-54  12-1
O'Connell Center
Gainesville, FL
1/15/1996*
#4 Saint Peter's W 85-71  13-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
1/20/1996
#4 Colorado W 80-78  14-1
Coors Events Center
Boulder, CO
1/22/1996
#3 Oklahoma W 84-66  15-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
1/27/1996
#3 at Nebraska W 88-73  16-1
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Lincoln, NE
1/31/1996
#3 Oklahoma State W 84-66  17-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
2/4/1996
#3 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 72-62  18-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
2/7/1996
#3 #21 Iowa State W 89-70  19-1
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
2/10/1996
#3 at Missouri
Border War
L 73-77  19-2
Hearnes Center
Columbia, MO
2/14/1996
#5 Colorado W 85-70  20-2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
2/17/1996
#5 at #22 Iowa State W 61-50  21-2
Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
2/19/1996
#5 Nebraska W 81-71  22-2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
2/24/1996
#5 at Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 77-66  23-2
Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS
2/26/1996
#3 Missouri
Border War
W 87-65  24-2
Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
3/2/1996
#3 at Oklahoma L 79-85  24-3
Lloyd Noble Center
Norman, OK
Big Eight Tournament
3/8/1996
#5 vs. Colorado
First Round
W 88-55  25-3
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, MO
3/9/1996
#5 vs. Kansas State
Semifinals
W 61-55  26-3
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, MO
3/10/1996
#5 vs. #23 Iowa State
Championship Game
L 55-56  26-4
Kemper Arena
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
3/15/1996*
#4 (2) vs. (15) South Carolina State
First Round
W 92-54  27-4
Arizona State University Activity Center
Tempe, AZ
3/17/1996*
#4 (2) vs. (10) Santa Clara
Second Round
W 76-51  28-4
Arizona State University Activity Center
Tempe, AZ
3/22/1996*
#4 (2) vs. #11 (3) Arizona
Sweet Sixteen
W 83-80  29-4
McNichols Sports Arena
Denver, CO
3/24/1996*
#4 (2) vs. #15 (4) Syracuse
Elite Eight
L 57-60  29-5
McNichols Sports Arena
Denver, CO
*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 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 5 5 3 5 4
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 1995-96 Season Media Guide" (English). Retrieved 2013-06-14.