March 13, 2016
2003-04 — Kansas’ first NCAA Tournament run under new head coach Bill Self came as close as it gets to the Final Four without actually reaching it. Led by juniors Wayne Simien (17.8 ppg) and Keith Langford (15.5 ppg), the fourth-seeded Jayhawks lost to Georgia Tech in overtime in the Elite Eight after drubbing a UAB team that knocked off top-seeded Kentucky. Self, who left Illinois to come to Kansas, led the Jayhawks to a 24-9 record during his first season in Lawrence. Self would not lose nine games again in a single season until 10 years later.