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
Division North
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
11/22/1996*
No. 2 at Santa Clara W 76-64  1–0
Leavey Center 
Santa Clara, CA
11/25/1996*
No. 2 vs. LSU
Maui Invitational Tournament First Round
W 82-53  2–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui,HI
11/26/1996*
No. 2 vs. California
Maui Invitational Tournament Semifinals
W 85-67  3–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
11/27/1996*
No. 2 vs. Virginia
Maui Invitational Tournament Championship Game
W 80-63  4–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
12/1/1996*
No. 2 San Diego W 79-72  5-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
12/4/1996*
No. 1 vs. No. 4 Cincinnati
Great Eight
W 72-65  6-0
United Center 
Chicago, IL
12/7/1996*
No. 1 at No. 17 UCLA W 96-83  7-0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
12/11/1996*
No. 1 George Washington W 85-56  8-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawnrence, KS
12/15/1996*
No. 1 UNC Asheville W 105-73  9-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
12/21/1996*
No. 1 NC State W 84-56  10-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
12/30/1996*
No. 1 Washburn W 90-65  11-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
1/2/1997*
No. 1 Brown W 107-49  12-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
1/4/1997
No. 1 at Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 62-59  13-0
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
1/6/1997
No. 1 No. 18 Texas W 86-61  14-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
1/9/1997*
No. 1 Niagara W 134-73  15-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
1/11/1997
No. 1 at Baylor W 87-68  16-0
Ferrell Center 
Waco, TX
1/13/1997
No. 1 No. 4 Iowa State W 80-67  17-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
1/19/1997*
No. 1 at Connecticut W 73-65  18-0
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, CT
1/22/1997
No. 1 Texas A&M W 89-60  19-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
1/26/1997
No. 1 at No. 18 Colorado W 77-68  20-0
Coors Events Center 
Boulder, CO
1/29/1997
No. 1 at No. 22 Texas Tech W 86-77  21-0
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum 
Lubbock, TX
2/1/1997
No. 1 Nebraska W 82-77 OT 22-0
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
2/4/1997
No. 1 at Missouri
Border War
L 94-96 2OT 22-1
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
2/9/1997
No. 1 at No. 6 Iowa State W 69-62  23-1
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
2/12/1997
No. 1 Oklahoma State W 104-72  24-1
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
2/15/1997
No. 1 No. 15 Colorado W 114-74  25-1
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
2/17/1997
No. 1 Missouri
Border War
W 79-67  26-1
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
2/22/1997
No. 1 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 78-58  27-1
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
2/24/1997
No. 1 at Oklahoma W 70-68  28-1
Lloyd Noble Center 
Norman, OK
3/2/1997
No. 1 at Nebraska W 85-65  29-1
Bob Devaney Sports Center 
Lincoln, NE
Big 12 Tournament
3/7/1997
No. 1 vs. Oklahoma State
Quarterfinals
W 74-59  30-1
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
3/8/1997
No. 1 vs. No. 16 Iowa State
Semifinals
W 72-48  31-1
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
3/9/1997
No. 1 vs. Missouri
Championship Game
W 87-60  32-1
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
3/13/1997*
No. 1 (1) vs. (16) Jackson State
First Round
W 78-64  33-1
Pyramid Arena 
Memphis, TN
3/15/1997*
No. 1 (1) vs. (8) Purdue
Second Round
W 75-61  34-1
Pyramid Arena 
Memphis, TN
3/21/1997*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 15 (4) Arizona
Sweet Sixteen
L 82-85  34-2
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex 
Birmingham, AL
*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 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)" (PDF) (Press release). Big 12 Conference. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball 1996-97 Season Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (English) on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-06-14.