RCW: Inside Men's Basketball 3.29
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Senior Frank Mason III became Kansas’ 29th Consensus All-America First Team selection, the NCAA announced March 28. KU’s 29 Consensus All-America First Team honorees are more than any other NCAA Division I school.
Notes QUICK HITS
- Kansas’ season came to an end with a 74-60 loss to Oregon in the NCAA Championship Midwest Regional Final, March 25, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Kansas ended the season with a 31-5 record, its 12th 31-win season in school history, including eight times under head coach Bill Self. Kansas won the 2016-17 Big 12 regular-season title with a 16-2 record.
- In 2016-17, Kansas won the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and its 13th-consecutive, 17th Big 12 and NCAA record 60th overall conference regular-season title.
- Numerous streaks were added to or set during the 2016-17 season, including the NCAA-record- tying 13-consecutive conference titles. Others were: 28 consecutive NCAA Championship appearances beginning in 1990, which is also an NCAA record; 161 consecutive weeks ranked in the Associated Press poll; 28-straight seasons with 20 or more victories and winning at least 12 league games for 17-straight years.
- As a team, Kansas broke its single-season record for 3-pointers made with 318. The previous record was 304 set in 2015-16.
- Senior Frank Mason III concluded his career No. 6 on the Kansas scoring list (1,885 points), No. 6 in assists (576), No. 8 in 3-point field goals (185), No. 13 in steals (165) and tied for third in consecutive starts (110).
- Freshman Josh Jackson broke or tied three Kansas freshman records: rebounds (tied Danny Manning’s 258 set in 1985), field goals made (220) and field goals attempted (429). Jackson also ranked the on the Kansas freshman charts in points (third at 572), scoring average (second at 16.3), rebound average (fifth at 7.4), blocked shots (tied for seventh at 37), steals (fourth at 59), free throws made (tied for third at 98), free throws attempted (second at 173), minutes played (fourth at 1,077) and games started (tied for sixth at 35).