What to Look for from Men's Basketball in 2019-20
Nine things Kansas fans should look for during the 2019-20 men’s basketball season:
1. | Kansas has won 21-straight home games and enters the season No. 4 on the active home court winning streak. Last year, KU went 17-0 at home, including 16-0 in Allen Fieldhouse. Buffalo and Tennessee are tied for the NCAA Division I lead at 26, with Gonzaga at 22 and Kansas at 21. Nevada is fifth at 18.
2. | The 2019-20 Jayhawks are looking to put the finishing touches on the winningest decade in program history. KU enters the season with a 304-66 record during the 2010s. The .822 win percentage this decade trails only the run in the 1990’s that saw the Jayhawks win 82.7 percent of its games at 286-60.
3. | Kansas has won five straight in-season tournaments after claiming the 2018 NIT Season Tip-Off last season in Brooklyn, N.Y. Included in the run was the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational, an event KU will compete in Nov. 25-27, in Lahaina, Hawaii.
4. | Kansas ranks second all-time in wins with 2,274. The Jayhawks are 26 victories from No. 2,300.
5. | Kansas is 788-113 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse and is 12 shy from win No. 800 in the historic venue.
6. | KU head coach Bill Self has a 473-106 record in 16 seasons at Kansas. He is 27 wins shy of 500 while at KU. Overall, Self is 680-211 in 26 seasons as a head coach, 20 shy of 700 all-time wins.
7. | Senior center Udoka Azubuike has a career field goal percentage of 74.4. The current KU career field goal percentage record is 62.0 percent by Mark Randall (1987, 89-91). The Big 12 career field goal percentage record is 63.7 by Ricardo Ratliffe of Missouri (2010-12).
8. | Senior Mitch Lightfoot enters the season tied for 20th on the KU career blocked shots list with 98. He is 49 blocks from the KU top 10.
9. | Senior transfer Isaiah Moss is 94 points from 1,000 for his career. In three seasons at Iowa, Moss accumulated 906 points.