The Kansas Jayhawks have been one of the most successful college basketball programs in the country since Bill Self became the head coach in 2003. The Jayhawks have won the Big 12 for 12 consecutive seasons.
There have been so many memorable performances during Self’s tenure and that made it very difficult to narrow this list down to 10. So I didn’t. In addition to the top 10, I’ve decided to add a honorable mentions category, which is a list of five more performances that just missed the cut.
Putting together this list was very challenging because there are so many options.
You could look at most box scores in the 2008-2009 season and find great stat lines from both Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich.
Wayne Simien and Perry Ellis both constantly put up big numbers in their KU careers.
Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson filled the box score almost every night in the 2011-2012 season.
Heck, Andrew Wiggins had more than a few fantastic performances in his one season as a Jayhawk.
But much more went into these rankings than just the stats a player put up. The importance of each performance was taken into account.
For example, Thomas Robinson’s 28 points and 12 rebounds against Missouri in 2012 is going to rank more favorably than when he had 30 points and 21 rebounds in that same season against North Dakota.
Whether or not Kansas won mattered in these rankings, too. Of the 15 performances on this list, only one of them occurred in a loss.
Without further adieu, here’s the performances that just missed the cut.