RCW: By The Numbers (Men's Basketball)
Go inside the numbers with Kansas men’s basketball.
1 – Sophomore center Udoka Azubuike leads the nation in field goal percentage at 76.4 percent. Azubuike is on pace to rewrite the Big 12 Conference single-season record of 69.3 percent, set by Ricardo Ratliffe of Missouri in 2011-12. Only twice has a Jayhawk led the country in a season stat and both were KU All-Americans. KU legend Clyde Lovellette led the NCAA in scoring average in 1951-52 at 28.6 points per game. More recently, Thomas Robinson led the country in double-doubles with 27 during the 2011-12 season. Under Lovellette’s leadership KU won the 1952 NCAA National Championship and Robinson led the Jayhawks to a runner-up finish in 2012.
3 – Senior guard Devonte’ Graham ranks third on the Kansas career 3-point field goals made list with 251. He trails only Jeff Boschee who made 338 from 1999-2002 and Billy Thomas who drained 269 from 1995-98. Graham is one of only four Jayhawks to have attempted 600 or more 3-pointers. Boschee tried 843, Thomas 691 and Sherron Collins (2007-10) 615. Graham’s 609 attempts puts him six away from Collins.
94 – Under Bill Self, Kansas has not experienced a regular-season conference sweep by a Big 12 Conference opponent. In 94 regular-season Big 12 home-and-home series during the Self era, Kansas has 66 sweeps and 28 splits.
200 – In Kansas’ 71-66 win at West Virginia on Jan. 15, KU head coach Bill Self became the first coach in Big 12 history to win 200 games in conference play. Self, currently 202-43, is 16 victories ahead of former Texas head man Rick Barnes (186-94). Baylor’s Scott Drew is second on the active list at 107-135.
270 – Kansas has sold out of 270-consecutive games in Allen Fieldhouse. Called a “cathedral of college basketball” and on the bucket lists of many basketball enthusiasts, the consecutive-sellout streak began the second game of the 2001-02 season. Every game in Allen Fieldhouse in the Bill Self era at Kansas has been a sellout.