Here are some facts taken from the Wikipedia entry for KU Men's Basketball. If there was ever any doubt that KU is THE blue-blooded, undisputed alpha dog of NCAA Men's college basketball, just read this and if you're still not convinced then you're an idiot. In no particular order of importance with some pretty unbelievable facts highlighted for your convenience...
- Kansas leads Division I in all-time in conference titles with 53 in 103 years of conference play
- In the last two decades (ending with the 2009-2010 season), no team won more games than the Jayhawks, who won 571 games
- KU has the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances with 21
- Since the NCAA began seeding the tournament in 1979, KU has never been lower than an 8 seed (their average seed is a 3) and since that time KU has only missed the tournament 5 times
- Second-longest current streak of winning seasons, at 27
- First among Division I schools in winning seasons, conference championships and first-team All Americans
- Second in wins with 2003
- First in NCAA history with 91 winning seasons.
- KU has had the fewest head coaches (eight) of any program that has been around 100 or more years (the other "blue bloods" with 100+ year history: KY has had 22, UCLA 12 and UNC 18)
- They have reached the Final Four under more head coaches (six) than any other program in the nation
- Every head coach at Kansas since the inception of the NCAA Tournament has led the program to the Final Four
- Kansas has had four head coaches inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame, more than any other program in the nation.
- Current longest home court wining streak @ 59
- 30 McDonald's All Americans
- 14 Academic All Americans
- 6 National Player of the Year honors
- 13 Final Four appearances
- 5 National Championships
There you have it. Super stoked to be a Jayhawk it never ceases to amaze me at the excellence and tradition of Kansas Basketball.