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Self’s 500 victories by the numbers

  • Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at 11:06 p.m.


Self’s winning percentage at KU


Percentage of Self’s victories at KU (293-57, 10 seasons)


Wins per season Self, who’s 50, would need to reach 1,000 by age 65


Career NCAA Tournament record (21-8 at KU)


Worst winning percentage (minimum five games) against an opponent: Self is 3-5 against Arizona. He’s also 4-6 against Michigan State (40 percent)


Most victories against any opponent. Self is 21-1 against Nebraska and 21-3 against K-State. The other most victimised opponents: Iowa State (18-3), Missouri (18-4) and Colorado (17-0)


Percentage of Self’s victories achieved at Illinois (78-24, three seasons)


Percentage of Self’s victories achieved at Tulsa (74-27, three seasons)


Conference titles (Tulsa: 1999, 2000; Illinois: 2001, 02; Kansas: 2005-12)


Percentage of Self’s victories achieved at Oral Roberts (55-54, four seasons)


Self is tied with John Chaney as the ninth-fastest Division I coach to 500 wins, reaching the milestone in 662 games and 20 seasons. It took Chaney 22 seasons. Adoph Rupp holds the record, winning 500 in his first 583 games (23 seasons).


Wins against “blue blood” programs. Self is 9-8 against four of the most tradition-rich programs in the country: Duke (0-3), North Carolina (3-1), Kentucky (3-3) and UCLA (3-1).


Consecutive Big 12 regular-season championships


Most losses against any opponent, which turns out to be Self’s alma mater, Oklahoma State, which is 8-11 all-time against Self.


Elite Eights (at three different schools)


30-victory seasons


Final Fours (2008, ’12)


National championship (2008)

Most Division I coaching victories

Coach, school Wins
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke951
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse912*
Bob Knight, Indiana902
Dean Smith, North Carolina879
Adolph Rupp, Kentucky876

*Through Sunday

Most victories by active Division I coaches

Coach, school Wins
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke951
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse912
Bob Huggins, West Virginia723
Roy Williams, North Carolina694
Jerry Slocum, Youngstown State671*
Bo Ryan, Wisconsin670*
Mike Montgomery, California653

*Through Sunday

Most coaching victories at Kansas

Coach Yrs. W-L Pct.
Phog Allen39590-219.729
Roy Williams15418-101.805
Ted Owens19348-182.657
Bill Self10293-57.836
Larry Brown5135-44.754

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