RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.16 (Men's Basketball)

The Parking Spot 

SVI FOR (A CLUTCH) THREE ?? #KUbball pic.twitter.com/0pGaRzsPh8

— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) December 17, 2017


salty iguana 

Udoka’s career game. Svi’s clutch three. It was a fun Saturday night in Lincoln. #KUbball #RockChalk

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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)

  1. KANSAS (256-50, 83.7 percent)
  2. Gonzaga (249-49, 83.6 percent)
  3. Kentucky (258-54, 82.7 percent)
  4. Wichita State (241-55, 81.4 percent)
  5. 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.