From the time of Big 12 divisions, through realignment and the subtraction/addition of teams and a new 10-team format, one thing has remained constant in the conference for the past decade: Kansas University's men's basketball team has always finished in first place.
All week long, we'll be looking back at KU's 10 consecutive Big 12 championships by highlighting the top players and moments of each conference schedule, from 2005 to 2014.
Our five-day blog series will feature two daily entries (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), Monday through Friday, so check back each day for more.
Big 12 record: 12-4, tied for 1st with Oklahoma
Wayne Simien (sr., F), 20.3 points, 11.0 rebounds
Keith Langford (sr., G), 14.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists
J.R. Giddens (so., G), 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds
Aaron Miles (sr., G), 9.3 points, 7.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds
Christian Moody (jr., F), 5.8 points, 4.7 rebounds
"Without question, people could make a case he was the best player in America today. He did so many things. He battled hard. He was fabulous."
— Bill Self
"Twenty-five and 20 ... it's a great way to go out."
— Wayne Simien
"Today couldn't have been scripted much better for Kansas. This did a lot for our program from an exposure standpoint. Playing well was icing on the cake."
— Bill Self
Oklahoma State, 11-5
Texas Tech, 10-6
Iowa State, 9-7
Texas A&M, 8-8
Kansas State, 6-10