March 13, 2016
1995-96 — With most key members of the previous team back and freshman standout Paul Pierce joining the crew, the Jayhawks earned a No. 2 seed and advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to fourth-seed and eventual national runner-up Syracuse in Denver. The Orangemen, led by John Wallace, knocked off top-seeded Purdue in the Sweet 16 and kept their role going against Kansas. Raef LaFrentz (13.4 ppg) and Pierce (11.9 ppg) led KU in scoring and the Jayhawks finished 29-5.