🗓 This Day in Kansas Basketball History
Kansas is 13-7 all-time on December 14; 1-0 under head coach Bill Self
December 14, 1951: Kansas senior Clyde Lovellette led the Jayhawks to win over SMU, 74-51. Lovellette scored 42 points, a mark which at the time was the all-time Kansas record for points in a single game. Headed by legendary coach Phog Allen, the Jayhawks would go to have a 28-3 record and win the 1952 NCAA National Championship. It marked KU’s third overall and first NCAA title. Lovellette led nation in scoring that season, while also leading the team to a championship, becoming the only player in NCAA history to do so.