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KU’s Big 12 title streak by the numbers, plus other facts

During his team’s 12-year reign as Big 12 regular-season champions, KU has lost just five home conference games under coach Bill Self.
During his team’s 12-year reign as Big 12 regular-season champions, KU has lost just five home conference games under coach Bill Self. rsugg@kcstar.com

Here are some numbers and facts about Kansas’ Big 12 title streak, which reached 12 consecutive years Saturday with KU’s 67-58 win over Texas Tech that clinched at least a share of this season’s title for the Jayhawks.

Top 10 scorers during the streak

Statistics through Saturday’s game:

1,888 Sherron Collins 2007-10

1,625 Perry Ellis 2012-16

1,580 Tyshawn Taylor, 2008-12

1,477 Brandon Rush, 2006-08

1,371 Marcus Morris, 2009-11

1,341 Mario Chalmers, 2006-08

1,069 Wayne Selden, 2013-16

1,038 Cole Aldrich, 2008-10

1,036 Frank Mason, 2013-16

1,026 Thomas Robinson, 2009-12

Source: KU Athletics records

KU’s streak by the numbers

3 Coaches to share Big 12 title with Kansas’ Bill Self during the streak: Oklahoma’s Kelvin Sampson (2005), Texas’ Rick Barnes (2006, 2008) and K-State’s Bruce Weber (2013)

5 Big 12 home losses during the streak. Bill Self’s KU teams have only lost nine times at home overall, including eight times during the streak

6 Big 12 Tournament titles for KU in the 11 previous seasons the Jayhawks won or shared the regular-season championship

165-35 KU’s Big 12 record during the streak

353-73 KU’s overall record during streak

0 Big 12 teams other than Kansas to reach the NCAA Final Four during the streak. (Note: West Virginia was not a Big 12 member in 2010)

Things that happened in 2004

This was the last year KU did not win Big 12 regular-season title

▪ Facebook launched

▪ The “Friends” series finale aired

▪ Janet Jackson had a “wardrobe malfunction” during the halftime show at the Super Bowl

▪ “Napoleon Dynamite” came out in theaters

▪ iPhones did not exist and would not for three more years

▪ George W. Bush was elected for a second term as president after defeating John Kerry

Jesse Newell: @jessenewell

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