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Bill Self’s 500 victories, season-by-season

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at 11:07 p.m.

On Monday night at Iowa State, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self won for the 500th time in his college coaching career. Here’s a look back at his milestone victories and his season-by-season records:

•  First victory: At Oral Roberts 78, Sam Houston State 66 (Nov. 26, 1993)

•  No. 50: Oral Roberts 96, at Stephen F. Austin 70 (Feb. 11, 1997)

•  No. 74: Tulsa 59, BYU 56 at WAC tournament in Las Vegas (Self’s first conference tournament win, March 3, 1998)

•  No. 97: Tulsa 62, College of Charleston 53 at NCAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. (Self’s first NCAA Tournament win, March 12, 1999)

•  No. 100: At Tulsa 97, Ark.-Pine Bluff 45 (Nov. 27, 1999)

•  No. 127: Tulsa 89, UNLV 62 at NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. (Self’s first 30-win season, March 17, 2000)

•  No. 200: Illinois 73, at Northwestern 61 (Feb. 22, 2003)

•  No. 208: At Kansas 90, Tenn.-Chattanooga 76 (Self’s first win at KU, Nov. 21, 2003)

•  No. 279: Kansas 80, Texas 68 at Big 12 tournament in Dallas (Self’s first Big 12 tournament title, March 12, 2006)

•  No. 300: Kansas 92, at Missouri 74 (Feb. 10, 2007)

•  No. 349: Kansas 75, Memphis 68, OT, at NCAA championship in San Antonio (Self’s first national title)

•  No. 400: At Kansas 73, Iowa State 69 (Feb. 13, 2010)

•  No. 450: At Kansas 88, Long Beach State 80 (Dec. 6, 2011)

•  No. 500: Kansas 108, at Iowa State 96, OT (Feb. 25, 2013)

At Oral Roberts (55-54, .505, four seasons)

Season W-L Postseason
1993-946-21None
1994-9510-17None
1995-9618-9None
1996-9721-7NIT

At Tulsa (74-27, .733, three seasons)

Season W-L Postseason
1997-9819-12None
1998-9923-10*NCAA round of 32
1999-0032-5**NCAA Elite Eight

At Illinois (78-24, .764, three seasons)

Season W-L Postseason
2000-0127-8*NCAA Elite Eight
2001-0226-9*NCAA Sweet 16
2002-0325-7NCAA round of 32

At Kansas (293-57, .837, 10 seasons)

Season W-L Postseason
2003-0424-9NCAA Elite Eight
2004-0523-7*NCAA round of 64
2005-0625-8*NCAA round of 64
2006-0733-5**NCAA Elite Eight
2007-0837-3*NCAA champion
2008-0927-8**NCAA Sweet 16
2009-1033-3**NCAA round of 32
2010-1135-3**NCAA Elite Eight
2011-1232-7**NCAA runner-up
2012-1324-4
Totals 500-162 .755, 20 seasons

*tied for conference title

**won conference title

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