2003–04 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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2003–04 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
University of Kansas athletics (logo).svg
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division North
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 16
2003–04 record 24–9 (12–4 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Self (1st season)
Home arena Allen Fieldhouse
Seasons
2003–04 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4† Oklahoma State 14 2   .875     31 4   .886
#12 Texas 12 4   .750     25 8   .758
#16 Kansas 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
Colorado 10 6   .625     18 11   .621
Texas Tech 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Missouri 9 7   .563     16 14   .533
Oklahoma 8 8   .500     20 11   .645
Iowa State 7 9   .438     20 13   .606
Kansas State 6 10   .375     14 14   .500
Nebraska 6 10   .375     18 13   .581
Baylor 3 13   .188     8 21   .276
Texas A&M 0 16   .000     7 21   .250
2005 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003–04 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas in the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which was the Jayhawks' 106th basketball season and first under head coach Bill Self who was hired after Roy Williams accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater North Carolina. The team played its home games in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. KU finished the season with a record of 24–9, 12–4 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for second place in conference. The Jayhawks lost to Texas in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed in the St. Louis Region. They advanced to the Elite Eight where they lost to Georgia Tech.

Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jeremy Case
PG
McAlester, OK McAlester HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 26, 2002 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
J.R. Giddens
SF
Oklahoma City, OK John Marshall 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Apr 26, 2002 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
David Padgett
C
Reno, NV Reno HS 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 2, 2002 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Omar Wilkes
SG
Los Angeles, CA Loyola HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 2, 2002 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: 8  ESPN: N/A
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Nick Bahe 21 Guard 6–2 180 Freshman Lincoln, NE
Jeremy Case 10 Guard 6–0 165 Freshman McAlester, OK
J.R. Giddens 15 Guard 6–5 195 Freshman Oklahoma City, OK
Jeff Graves 42 Forward 6–9 255 Senior Lee's Summit, MO
Jeff Hawkins 1 Guard 5–11 180 Sophomore Kansas City, Kansas
Keith Langford 5 Guard 6–4 210 Junior Fort Worth, TX
Michael Lee 25 Guard 6–3 215 Junior Portland, OR
Aaron Miles 11 Guard 6–1 175 Junior Portland, OR
Christian Moody 34 Forward 6–8 215 Sophomore Asheville, NC
Bryant Nash 33 Forward 6–7 210 Senior Carrollton, TX
Moulaye Niang 55 Forward 6–10 220 Sophomore El Cajon, CA
Brett Olson 3 Forward 6–7 220 Senior Chanute, KS
David Padgett 44 Center 6–11 230 Freshman Reno, NV
Wayne Simien 23 Forward 6–9 250 Junior Leavenworth, KS
Stephen Vinson 20 Guard 6–2 190 Sophomore Lawrence, KS
Omar Wilkes 2 Guard 6–4 175 Freshman Los Angeles, CA

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Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/21/2003*
7:00 PM, J-TV
No. 6 UT Chattanooga W 90–76  1–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
11/25/2003*
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 No. 3 Michigan State W 81–74  2–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/1/2003*
10:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 1 at TCU W 85–66  3–0
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,267)
Fort Worth, TX
12/6/2003*
3:00 PM, J-TV
No. 1 vs. No. 21 Stanford
John R. Wooden Classic
L 58–64  3–1
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (17,816)
Anaheim, CA
12/10/2003*
7:00 PM, J-TV
No. 5 Fort Hays State W 80–40  4–1
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/13/2003*
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 Oregon
Feist Shootout
W 77–67  5–1
Kemper Arena (14,158)
Kansas City, MO
12/20/2003*
7:00 PM, J-TV
No. 6 vs. UC Santa Barbara
Wolf Pack Holiday Classic
W 72–52  6–1
Lawlor Events Center (N/A)
Reno, NV
12/21/2003*
9:30 PM, J-TV
No. 6 at Nevada
Wolf Pack Holiday Classic
L 61–75  6–2
Lawlor Events Center (10,983)
Reno, NV
12/29/2003*
7:00 PM, J-TV
No. 13 Binghamton W 78–46  7–2
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/2/2004*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 Villanova W 86–79  8–2
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/5/2004
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 at Colorado W 77–62  9–2
(1–0)
Coors Events Center (10,740)
Boulder, CO
1/14/2004
7:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 14 Kansas State W 73–67  10–2
(2–0)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/17/2004
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 at Texas A&M W 71–65  11–2
(3–0)
Reed Arena (8,122)
College Station, TX
1/22/2004*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 Richmond L 68–69  11–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/25/2004
1:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 12 Colorado W 78–57  12–3
(4–0)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/28/2004
8:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 15 Kansas State W 78–70  13–3
(5–0)
Bramlage Coliseum (11,103)
Manhattan, KS
1/31/2004
3:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 15 at Iowa State L 61–68  13–4
(5–1)
Hilton Coliseum (11,205)
Ames, IA
2/2/2004
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 Missouri W 65–56  14–4
(6–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/7/2004
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 No. 19 Texas Tech W 96–77  15–4
(7–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/9/2004
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 at No. 10 Oklahoma State L 60–80  15–5
(7–2)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
2/15/2004
12:30 PM, ABC
No. 12 at Nebraska L 55–74  15–6
(7–3)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (13,611)
Lincoln, NE
2/18/2004
7:00 PM, J-TV
No. 21 Baylor W 74–54  16–6
(8–3)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/21/2004
3:00 PM, ESPN+
No. 21 Iowa State W 90–89 OT 17–6
(9–3)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
2/23/2004
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 at No. 10 Texas L 67–82  17–7
(9–4)
Frank Erwin Center (16,103)
fAustin, TX
2/29/2004
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 20 Oklahoma W 79–58  18–7
(10–4)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
3/3/2004
6:30 PM, J-TV
No. 21 Nebraska W 78–67  19–7
(11–4)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
3/7/2004
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 21 at Missouri W 84–82  20–7
(12–4)
Hearnes Center (13,611)
Columbia, MO
Big 12 Tournament
3/12/2004
8:20 PM, ESPN+
(3) No. 18 vs. (6) Missouri
quarterfinals
W 94–69  21–7
American Airlines Center (18,057)
Dallas, TX
3/13/2004
3:20 PM, ESPN2
(3) No. 18 vs. (2) No. 11 Texas
semifinals
L 60–64  21–8
American Airlines Center (19,100)
Dallas, TX
NCAA Tournament
3/19/2004*
8:45 PM, CBS
(4 St. Louis) No. 16 vs. (13 St. Louis) Illinois-Chicago
First Round
W 78–53  22–8
Kemper Arena (17,667)
Kansas City, MO
3/21/2004*
3:40 PM, CBS
(4 St. Louis) No. 16 vs. (12 St. Louis) Pacific
Second Round
W 78–63  23–8
Kemper Arena (17,667)
Kansas City, MO
3/26/2004*
6:10 PM, CBS
(4 St. Louis) No. 16 vs. (9 St. Louis) UAB
Sweet Sixteen
W 100–74  24–8
Edward Jones Dome (30,000)
St. Louis, MO
3/28/2004*
1:40 PM, CBS
(4 St. Louis) No. 16 (3 St. Louis) No. 14 Georgia Tech
Elite Eight
L 71–79  24–9
Edward Jones Dome (30,648)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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 Final
AP 6 6 1 5 6 12 13 13 14 12 15 20 12 21 20 21 18 16 N/A
Coaches 5 5 1 7 7 11 13 14 12 10 12 17 13 20 18 18 15 14 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003–2004 Men's Basketball Roster" (English). Retrieved 2010-02-21.