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Saturday, January 23, 2016

KU hoops coach Bill Self picks up win No. 200 in Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas head coach Bill Self looks for a foul from an official during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas head coach Bill Self looks for a foul from an official during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas University’s basketball team has won 200 games and lost nine in Allen Fieldhouse in Bill Self’s 13 years as head coach.

“It’s unbelievable,” senior forward Perry Ellis said after Saturday’s milestone 76-67 victory over Texas in KU’s tradition-rich building. “It just shows he knows what he’s doing.”

“It’s real impressive,” noted junior Landen Lucas. “There’s a lot coach does, a lot the fans do and the atmosphere does for us. It’s great and a lot of credit goes to our home crowd.”

Of the 200-9 mark, Self said: “That is pretty good. It’s better than 199-10 which it looked like it could have been today (after KU lagged 17-5 early and 35-30 at halftime). All that is, is a reflection of having better players for the most part and a great home crowd. It’s something we are proud of but it doesn’t have any significant meaning to me at all.”

Self was asked what he would have said 13 years ago if somebody told him he’d have a 200-9 home record.

“I know what fans would have said: ‘Why the hell did you lose nine?’’’ Self said. “I didn’t think we’d do that, not in this league.”

Self added that he remembers, “every home loss we’ve had in the last 18 years (at KU, Illinois, Tulsa).”

— See what people were saying about KU vs. Texas during KUsports.com’s live blog.


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By the Numbers: Kansas 76, Texas 67

By the Numbers: Kansas 76, Texas 67

Comments

Robert Brock 3 years, 10 months ago

Bill Self coaches to win. And he does most of the time.

James Smith 3 years, 10 months ago

Yeah I remember all the early exits in the tournament and teams like Bradley, VCU, Northern Iowa and Bucknell. AFH has given Self a lot of free wins...Just saying. Another early exit this year and poor recruiting class will finally give us a chance to make a change.

Ron Prichard 3 years, 10 months ago

Anyone can complain, but who would you hire in his stead? Keep in mind that the coach here prior to Self was here 15 years and never won a national championship. Self is a future first-ballot hall of fame coach. During his tenure we have passed UNC as the second most winning school in history. We have more consecutive tourney appearances than any school in the country. We have an historic conference title winning streak. And we have more first round draft choices than all but Kentucky, I believe. We all want national titles and we get frustrated when we don't get them.. They aren't easy. Just ask Kentucky from last year.

Give me a viable option to replace Self. Just one. If you can't come up with someone, then maybe rethink your position.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 10 months ago

Tony Bennett, Gregg Marshall, Fran McCaffery...

Ron Prichard 3 years, 10 months ago

I'll keep Self, but I'm pretty sure all three would take it if offered.

Ron Prichard 3 years, 10 months ago

Bennett is 6-5 in the NCAA tourney. Marshall is 8-11 in the NCAA Tourney. McCaffrey is 4-7 in the NCAA tourney. Self is 37-16 in NCAA tourney with a national title and a runner up. KU has more tourney wins during his tenure than any other school. Those are good coaches, but I'll keep Self.

Michael Lorraine 3 years, 10 months ago

Could you imagine Zenger at his next job interview. I see here you fired Bill Self and hired Charlie Weis.

Erin Troyer 3 years, 10 months ago

Does whining actually count as a comment? Anyone?

James Smith 3 years, 10 months ago

You should know Psycho Jay...Plus maybe it is time that you move out of mom's house.

Mike Riches 3 years, 10 months ago

Congrats to Coach Self and all his staff (current and former). That is simply a spectacular record.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 10 months ago

Self does indeed have a spectacular record in Allen Fieldhouse. Pity that his number of Final Four appearances isn't as stellar.

Ashwin Rao 3 years, 10 months ago

"Bill Self for President?", actually not until he reaches 300-9 at least.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 10 months ago

Not until he gets back to the Final Four.

Erin Troyer 3 years, 10 months ago

Here's the list of coaches who have more Final Fours than Bill Self (2) in the same time period-

Coach K - 3 Tom Izzo - 4 Roy Williams- 3 Jim Calhoun- 3 John Calipari- 4 Billy Donovan- 3 Ben Howland- 3 Rick Pitino- 3

So...which one do you think KU can actually hire to get you your coveted Final Four trophies?(as if that's the only measure of success that matters)

Laughable, fair weather, "fans" like you will never be happy.

Humpy Helsel 3 years, 10 months ago

Congratulations Coach! Next stop... college basketball's Hall of Fame.

So much in life is relative and not everyone is measured by the outcomes of either you win or you lose every time you show up for work. Yes, you are very well paid, but most of us don't have to be judged by people like myself and millions of others who actually don't know that much about what it takes to win at the most elite levels of major college basketball, year in and year out. Nothing short of a NCAA championship every year will quell all 25 of ththe Negative Nellies out there. Clearly, 11 strait Big 12 championships hasn't. You've spoiled us rotten!

In the professional ranks each franchise actually has a value placed upon it based on quite a few factors. I sat in Allen Fieldhouse last Saturday against TCU for my one game I get to travel back to see each year watching "the happening" it has become each time it is tipped up there. It is being said by more and more commentators Allen Fieldhouse is arguably one of the most historic and partisan venues in all of American sports, and wondered...What is the value of all of this to the University of Kansas? Can you place a value on KU basketball and all it represents? Thanks, Coach. You didn't do it alone by any stretch, but you and the 7 before you have had a lot to do with it.

Jay Scott 3 years, 10 months ago

Nice Humpy. The Chicken Littles would still whine if they only won the title every other year.

Barry Weiss 3 years, 10 months ago

Jay, I think I understand your chicken little comments now (new here). I agree that some of our fans will never be happy short of a NC EVERY year. It's cool they are so passionate, but reality dictates they are unreasonable at times. I'm a big time Self fan, but I'm struggling with the Bragg/Diallo minutes. Here's my latest theory....lol...at home, he is going with his vets for a sure win cause he knows we must hold serve at home. On the road, losses are inevitable, so he will experiment with the freshman more there. What do you think?

Jay Scott 3 years, 10 months ago

Could be. A plausible idea. Having lots of good players brings these high end problems.

I agree it will be a big plus to get them both a bit more seasoning. I'm almost more concerned about getting Svi going. There are teams that have 6'8 small forwards that Selden will struggle to matchup with. Lots of games to be played....

Barry Weiss 3 years, 10 months ago

Svi seems to help his game more when he puts in on the floor and takes it to the hoop. He is smooth.

James Smith 3 years, 10 months ago

Maybe more than more than once in 13 years. Psycho Jay has set low standards in life. Enjoy.

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