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Monday, February 9, 2004

Kansas coach Self has history with OSU

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Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self played point guard at Oklahoma State from 1982 to '85 and worked as an assistant coach at OSU from 1986 to '93.

He returns to his alma mater tonight to lead the Jayhawks against the Cowboys in an 8:05 p.m. tipoff.

Self's playing career highlights include:

  • 12th in school history in assists (317).
  • 109 games: 5.4 points per game average, 2.9 assists per game, 2.1 rebounds per game.
  • 12 assists vs. Iowa State, Feb. 29, 1984.
  • 11 assists vs. Florida International, Nov. 30, 1983.
  • 10 assists vs. Kansas, March 2, 1985; 10 vs. Colorado, Jan. 16, 1985; 10 vs. Kansas, Feb. 8, 1984; 10 vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 29, 1984.










  • Third in OSU history in double-digit assist games (6).
  • Second in OSU history in double-doubles (points and assists only, 3). He had 13 points, 10 assists vs. Colorado, Jan. 16, 1985; 13 points, 12 assists vs. Iowa State, Feb. 29, 1984; 10 points, 10 assists vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 29, 1984.
  • 19th best single-season assist mark in OSU history (126 in 1984).
  • All-Big Eight freshman team selection in 1982.
  • His OSU teams, coached by Paul Hansen, went 15-12 overall, 7-7 in Big Eight in 1981-82; 24-7, 9-5 in 82-83; 13-15, 5-9 in '83-84; and 12-16, 3-12 in '84-85.
  • Self competed in the NCAA Tournament one year, 1983, when OSU lost to Princeton in the first round.

Some of Self's coaching career highlights are:

  • Self worked as an OSU assistant for Leonard Hamilton four years (1986-89) and Eddie Sutton three years (1990-93).
  • Under Sutton, OSU reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1990-91 (24-8) and 91-92 (28-8) and the second round in 1992-93 (20-8). Hamilton's teams reached the NIT twice.

Self has coached against Eddie Sutton four times, all as head coach at Oral Roberts. Self is 1-3 versus Sutton. The games:

  • 1993-94 -- Oklahoma State 94, Oral Roberts 52 in Stillwater, Okla.
  • 1994-95 -- Oklahoma State 84, Oral Roberts 45 in Tulsa.
  • 1995-96 -- Oklahoma State 73, Oral Roberts 56 in Stillwater, Okla.
  • 1996-97 -- Oral Roberts 71, Oklahoma State 60 in Tulsa.

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