RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.16 (Men's Basketball)
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Kansas is the second-most winningest program in NCAA Division I men’s basketball, amassing a 2,226-843 record through games of Dec. 18, 2017. Kansas only trails Kentucky which is 2,246-688. KU is one of four schools to amass more than 2,000 all-time victories. North Carolina is third with a 2,220-782 record while Duke is fourth at 2,126-874.
Percentage-wise, Kansas is third all-time with a 72.5 winning percentage. Kentucky is first at 76.6 percent, followed by North Carolina at 74.0, Kansas and Duke at 70.9. Those are the only four schools with a 70 percent or better all-time winning percentage, though UNLV is on the cusp at 69.9 percent (1,234-532).
Kansas entered the 2017-18 season with a 247-48 (83.7 percent) record since 2010 and is still the winningest school, by percentage, this decade. As of Dec. 18, Kansas still holds a slim percentage margin lead over Gonzaga. KU is 256-50 for 83.7 percent, while Gonzaga is 249-49 for 83.6 percent. Kentucky (258-54) has the most wins but trails Kansas and Gonzaga as the Wildcats have an 82.7 win percentage since 2010.
Winningest Teams by Percentage since 2010 (as of Dec. 17, 2017)
- KANSAS (256-50, 83.7 percent)
- Gonzaga (249-49, 83.6 percent)
- Kentucky (258-54, 82.7 percent)
- Wichita State (241-55, 81.4 percent)
- Duke (249-57, 81.4 percent)
Historically, Kansas led the nation in the 1990s in victories and winning percentage, amassing a 286-60 (82.7 percent) record from 1990-99. From 2000-09, Kansas was second with a 282-69 (80.3 percent) record, trailing only Duke (291-60, 82.9 percent).
Kansas and Duke have been the most consistent college basketball programs in the past three decades. The Jayhawks and Blue Devils are the only two NCAA Division I schools to have won more than 800 games since 1990 with KU leading the way at 824-179. Duke follows at 811-195.