RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.23 (Men's Basketball)
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Kansas men’s basketball has a rich tradition that is unmatchable across the nation. And staying on course, the blue-blood program has added to the many of its mindboggling accomplishments in 2017-18. Here are just a few of the astonishing achievements this season’s team has earned:
- Kansas currently holds the nation’s longest active streak of being ranked in the Associated Press national poll. On Feb. 19, the Jayhawks were ranked No. 8 and have been ranked in each of the last 177 polls.
- When Kansas defeated Tennessee State on Nov. 10, 2017, KU claimed its 44th home-opening win inside Allen Fieldhouse dating back to the 1973-74 season.
- At 22-6, Kansas has won 20 games or more for the last 29 seasons. The streak began in 1989-90 and is the longest active 20-consecutive win streak in NCAA Division I.
- At 11-4 in Big 12 play, Kansas has won 10 or more conference games for 24-straight seasons, which is also an active NCAA Division I streak. The KU conference win run began in 1994-95.
- Since the 1986-87 season, each Kansas four-year senior class has won at least 100 games. KU four-year seniors Devonte’ Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk are 113-25, while senior Clay Young is 86-17 in his three seasons at KU.
- With its 104-74 win against Oklahoma on Feb. 19, Kansas became the first Big 12 school to win 300 conference regular-season games. KU is 300-63 in the 22-year history of the Big 12. Texas is second with a 223-139 record.
- Also in the Oklahoma contest, Kansas recorded its 274th-consecutive sellout in Allen Fieldhouse, a string which started the second game of the 2001-02 season.
- Heading into the Feb. 24 game at Texas Tech, Kansas has not been swept in a home-and-home Big 12 series under Bill Self, a streak that is at 99 with 69 sweeps and 30 splits.
- On the horizon, when Kansas hosts Texas on Feb. 26 the Jayhawks will be going for their 35th-straight home finale victory, which would be 34-consecutive Senior Nights. The streak began in 1983-84 (in 2006-07 Kansas did not have a senior).
- Through 17 home regular-season games this season, Kansas is averaging 16,347 in attendance which leads the Big 12. Iowa State is second with an average of 14,116. Kansas is vying to lead its conference in home attendance for the 32nd-consecutive season, a run which began in 1986-87.