2002–03 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2002–03 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
Big 12 Regular Season Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference North
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #6
2002–03 record 30–8 (14–2 Big 12)
Head coach Roy Williams
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 2001–02 2003–04 »

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. The head coach was Roy Williams, who served his 15th and final year at KU. 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*
#2 EA Sports All-Stars W 111–94 
Allen Fieldhouse (16,000)
Lawrence, KS
11/12/2002*
#2 Washburn W 101–66 
Allen Fieldhouse (16,150)
Lawrence, KS
Preseason NIT
11/19/2002*
8:00PM, ESPN
#2 Holy Cross W 81–57  1–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/22/2002*
6:00PM, ESPN2
#2 UNC Greensboro W 105–66  2–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/27/2002*
8:00PM, ESPN
#2 vs. North Carolina L 56–67  2–1
Madison Square Garden (10,758)
New York, NY
11/29/2002*
5:30PM, ESPN
#2 vs. #7 Florida L 73–83  2–2
Madison Square Garden (10,758)
New York, NY
Regular season
12/4/2002*
7:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
#14 Central Missouri State W 97–70  3–2
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/7/2002*
2:30PM, CBS
#14 at #7 Oregon L 78–84  3–3
Rose Garden (20,762)
Portland, OR
12/11/2002*
7:05PM, Jayhawk-TV
#20 at #17 Tulsa W 89–80  4–3
Donald Reynolds Center (8,355)
Tulsa, OK
12/14/2002*
7:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
#20 Emporia State W 113–61  5–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/21/2002*
4:00PM, CBS
#19 UCLA W 87–70  6–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/28/2002*
2:30PM, ABC
#19 at California
Pete Newell Challenge
W 80–67  7–3
Oakland Arena (14,170)
Oakland, CA
1/2/2003*
7:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
#18 UNC Asheville W 102–50  8–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/4/2003*
2:00PM, Jayhawk-TV
#18 vs. UMKC
Feist Shootout
W 100–46  9–3
Kemper Arena (13,433)
Kansas City, MO
1/6/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
#14 at Iowa State W 83–54  10–3
James H. Hilton Coliseum (12,084)
Ames, IA
1/11/2003
12:45PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#14 Nebraska W 92–59  11–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/15/2003*
8:00PM, ESPN2
#12 Wyoming W 98–70  12–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/18/2003
7:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#12 Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 81–64  13–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/22/2003
8:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#6 at Colorado L 59–60  13–4
Coors Events Center (11,076)
Boulder, CO
1/25/2003*
12:00PM, CBS
#6 #1 Arizona L 74–91  13–5
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/27/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
#12 #3 Texas W 90–87  14–5
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/1/2003
1:00PM, ESPN
#12 Nebraska W 81–51  15–5
Bob Devaney Sports Center (13,054)
Lincoln, NE
2/3/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
#12 #21 Missouri
Border War
W 76–70  16–5
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/8/2003
12:45PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#12 at Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 82–64  17–5
Bramlage Coliseum (13,340)
Manhattan, KS
2/11/2003
8:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#9 at Baylor W 79–58  18–5
Ferrell Center (8,758)
Waco, TX
2/16/2003
12:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#9 Iowa State W 70–51  19–5
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/19/2003
6:30PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#6 Colorado W 94–87  20–5
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/23/2003
3:00PM, CBS
#6 at #5 Oklahoma L 70–77  20–6
Lloyd Noble Center (12,543)
Norman, OK
2/26/2003
6:30PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#7 Texas A&M W 85–45  21–6
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
3/1/2003
12:00PM, ABC
#7 #16 Oklahoma State W 79–61  22–6
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
3/3/2003
8:00PM, ESPN
#6 at Texas Tech W 65–56  23–6
United Spirit Arena (12,821)
Lubbock, TX
3/9/2003
1:00PM, CBS
#6 at Missouri
Border War
W 79–74  24–6
Hearnes Center (13,611)
Columbia, MO
Big 12 Tournament
3/14/2003
12:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#4 vs. Iowa State W 89–74  25–6
American Airlines Center (16,200)
Dallas, TX
3/15/2003
1:00PM, Big 12 (ESPN+)
#4 vs. Missouri L 63–68  25–7
American Airlines Center (19,100)
Dallas, TX
NCAA Tournament
3/20/2003*
8:30PM, CBS
#6(2) vs. (15)Utah State W 64–61  26–7
Ford Center (18,462)
Oklahoma City, OK
3/22/2003*
6:50PM, CBS
#6(2) vs. (10)Arizona State W 108–76  27–7
Ford Center (18,462)
Oklahoma City, OK
3/27/2003*
8:50PM, CBS
#6(2) vs. #7 (3)Duke W 69–65  28–7
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (17,607)
Anaheim, CA
3/29/2003*
6:05PM, CBS
#6(2) vs. #2 (1)Arizona W 78–75  29–7
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (17,439)
Anaheim, CA
4/5/2003*
5:07PM, CBS
#6(2) vs. #9 (3)Marquette W 94–61  30–7
Louisiana Superdome (54,432)
New Orleans, LA
4/7/2003*
8:18PM, CBS
#6(2) vs. #13 (3)Syracuse L 81–78  30–8
Louisiana Superdome (54,524)
New Orleans, LA
*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 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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