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 today.
Our five-day blog series will feature two seasons daily, Monday through Friday, so check back each day for more.
Big 12 record: 14-2
Brandon Rush (so., G), 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists
Mario Chalmers (so., G), 12.2 points, 3.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 steals
Julian Wright (so., F), 12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists
Darrell Arthur (fr., F), 9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 blocks
Sherron Collins (fr., G), 9.3 points, 2.9 assists
"It was a great stage, a perfect setup. You win, you win the outright Big 12 at home in front of all the fans against a team that's hot with a great player. We had to take advantage. No way we could let it slide and share it with two teams."
— Russell Robinson
"When I had a chance to meet with Coach Smith yesterday, I said, 'Did you ever have a bad practice the day before a game?' He said, 'Yes.' He said, 'A lot of people think if you practice bad, you play better. I don't believe in that.' So he had me pretty worried going into today."
— Bill Self
"If you study the game, Iowa State was going to win the game until Brandon guarded No. 24 (Mike Taylor). You never say one guy wins or loses a game, but Brandon did an unbelievable job on No. 24 Then the shot (dunk) he made off Mario's pass and then the steal. That was Brandon Rush in overtime."
— Bill Self
Texas A&M, 13-3
Kansas State, 10-6
Texas Tech, 9-7
Oklahoma State, 6-10
Iowa State, 6-10
10 years of Big 12 supremacy
Tuesday: 2007 and 2008
Wednesday: 2009 and 2010
Thursday: 2011 and 2012
Friday: 2013 and 2014