2002–03 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2002–03 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas athletics (logo).svg
Big 12 Regular Season Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 6
2002–03 record 30–8 (14–2 Big 12)
Head coach Roy Williams (15th year)
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 2001–02 2003–04 »


2002–03 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Kansas 14 2   .875     30 8   .789
#5 Texas 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
#6† Oklahoma 12 4   .750     27 7   .794
#24 Oklahoma State 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Missouri 9 7   .563     22 11   .667
Colorado 9 7   .563     20 12   .625
Texas Tech 6 10   .375     22 13   .629
Texas A&M 6 10   .375     14 14   .500
Iowa State 5 11   .313     17 14   .548
Baylor 5 11   .313     14 14   .500
Kansas State 4 12   .250     13 17   .433
Nebraska 3 13   .188     11 19   .367
2003 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002–03 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 2002-03 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 105th basketball season and the 15th and final season under head coach Roy Williams. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

Recruiting[edit]

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Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jeff Graves
PF
Lees Summit, Missouri Iowa Western Community College (IA) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Jul 8, 2002 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Moulaye Niang
C
El Cajon, California Christian High School San Diego (CA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Oct 15, 2001 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Nick Collison 4 Forward 6–9 255 Senior Iowa Falls, Iowa
Jeff Graves 42 Forward 6–9 255 Junior Lee's Summit, Missouri
Jeff Hawkins 1 Guard 5–11 175 Freshman Kansas City, Kansas
Kirk Hinrich 10 Guard 6–3 190 Senior Sioux City, Iowa
Keith Langford 5 Guard 6–4 205 Sophomore Fort Worth, Texas
Michael Lee 25 Guard 6–3 215 Sophomore Portland, Oregon
Aaron Miles 11 Guard 6–1 175 Sophomore Portland, Oregon
Christian Moody 34 Forward 6–7 205 Freshman Asheville, North Carolina
Bryant Nash 33 Forward 6–6 205 Junior Carrollton, Texas
Moulaye Niang 55 Forward 6–10 215 Freshman El Cajon, California
Brett Olson 3 Forward 6–7 220 Junior Chanute, Kansas
Wayne Simien 23 Forward 6–9 255 Sophomore Leavenworth, Kansas
Stephen Vinson 20 Guard 6–2 185 Freshman Lawrence, Kansas

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Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/4/2002*
No. 2 EA Sports All-Stars W 111–94 
Allen Fieldhouse (16,000)
Lawrence, KS
11/12/2002*
No. 2 Washburn W 101–66 
Allen Fieldhouse (16,150)
Lawrence, KS
Regular season
11/19/2002*
8:00PM, ESPN
No. 2 Holy Cross
Preseason NIT
W 81–57  1–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/22/2002*
6:00PM, ESPN2
No. 2 UNC Greensboro
Preseason NIT
W 105–66  2–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/27/2002*
8:00PM, ESPN
No. 2 vs. North Carolina
Preseason NIT
L 56–67  2–1
Madison Square Garden (10,758)
New York, NY
11/29/2002*
5:30PM, ESPN
No. 2 vs. No. 7 Florida
Preseason NIT
L 73–83  2–2
Madison Square Garden (10,758)
New York, NY
12/4/2002*
7:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
No. 14 Central Missouri State W 97–70  3–2
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/7/2002*
2:30PM, CBS
No. 14 at No. 7 Oregon L 78–84  3–3
Rose Garden (20,762)
Portland, OR
12/11/2002*
7:05PM, Jayhawk-TV
No. 20 at No. 17 Tulsa W 89–80  4–3
Donald Reynolds Center (8,355)
Tulsa, OK
12/14/2002*
7:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
No. 20 Emporia State W 113–61  5–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/21/2002*
4:00PM, CBS
No. 19 UCLA W 87–70  6–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/28/2002*
2:30PM, ABC
No. 19 at California
Pete Newell Challenge
W 80–67  7–3
Oakland Arena (14,170)
Oakland, CA
1/2/2003*
7:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
No. 18 UNC Asheville W 102–50  8–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/4/2003*
2:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
No. 18 vs. UMKC
Feist Shootout
W 100–46  9–3
Kemper Arena (13,433)
Kansas City, MO
1/6/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
No. 14 at Iowa State W 83–54  10–3
(1–0)
James H. Hilton Coliseum (12,084)
Ames, IA
1/11/2003
12:45PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 14 Nebraska W 92–59  11–3
(2–0)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/15/2003*
8:00PM, ESPN2
No. 12 Wyoming W 98–70  12–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/18/2003
7:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 12 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 81–64  13–3
(3–0)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/22/2003
8:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 6 at Colorado L 59–60  13–4
(3–1)
Coors Events Center (11,076)
Boulder, CO
1/25/2003*
12:00PM, CBS
No. 6 No. 1 Arizona L 74–91  13–5
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/27/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
No. 12 No. 3 Texas W 90–87  14–5
(4–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/1/2003
1:00PM, ESPN
No. 12 at Nebraska W 81–51  15–5
(5–1)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (13,054)
Lincoln, NE
2/3/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
No. 12 No. 21 Missouri
Border War
W 76–70  16–5
(6–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/8/2003
12:45PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 12 at Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 82–64  17–5
(7–1)
Bramlage Coliseum (13,340)
Manhattan, KS
2/11/2003
8:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 9 at Baylor W 79–58  18–5
(8–1)
Ferrell Center (8,758)
Waco, TX
2/16/2003
12:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 9 Iowa State W 70–51  19–5
(9–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/19/2003
6:30PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 6 Colorado W 94–87  20–5
(10–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/23/2003
3:00PM, CBS
No. 6 at No. 5 Oklahoma L 70–77  20–6
(10–2)
Lloyd Noble Center (12,543)
Norman, OK
2/26/2003
6:30PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 7 Texas A&M W 85–45  21–6
(11–2)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
3/1/2003
12:00PM, ABC
No. 7 No. 16 Oklahoma State W 79–61  22–6
(12–2)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
3/3/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Texas Tech W 65–56  23–6
(13–2)
United Spirit Arena (12,821)
Lubbock, TX
3/9/2003
1:00PM, CBS
No. 6 at Missouri
Border War
W 79–74  24–6
(14–2)
Hearnes Center (13,611)
Columbia, MO
Big 12 Tournament
3/14/2003
12:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
(1) No. 4 vs. (9) Iowa State
quarterfinals
W 89–74  25–6
American Airlines Center (16,200)
Dallas, TX
3/15/2003
1:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
(1) No. 4 vs. (4) Missouri
semifinals
L 63–68  25–7
American Airlines Center (19,100)
Dallas, TX
NCAA Tournament
3/20/2003*
8:30PM, CBS
(2 W) No. 6 vs. (15 W) Utah State
First Round
W 64–61  26–7
Ford Center (18,462)
Oklahoma City, OK
3/22/2003*
6:50PM, CBS
(2 W) No. 6 vs. (10 W) Arizona State
Second Round
W 108–76  27–7
Ford Center (18,462)
Oklahoma City, OK
3/27/2003*
8:50PM, CBS
(2 W) No. 6 vs. (3 W) No. 7 Duke
Sweet Sixteen
W 69–65  28–7
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (17,607)
Anaheim, CA
3/29/2003*
6:05PM, CBS
(2 W) No. 6 vs. (1 W) No. 2 Arizona
Elite Eight
W 78–75  29–7
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (17,439)
Anaheim, CA
4/5/2003*
5:07PM, CBS
(2 W) No. 6 vs. (3 MW) No. 9 Marquette
Final Four
W 94–61  30–7
Louisiana Superdome (54,432)
New Orleans, LA
4/7/2003*
8:18PM, CBS
(2 W) No. 6 vs. (3 E) No. 13 Syracuse
NCAA Championship
L 81–78  30–8
Louisiana Superdome (54,524)
New Orleans, LA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) 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 Wk 18
AP 2 2 2 14 20 19 19 18 14 12 6 12 12 9 6 7 6 4 6
Coaches 2 *NP 2 13 19 18 19 17 14 12 6 13 11 10 6 7 6 4 2

*There was no coaches poll in week 1.

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