Kansas Jayhawks 2002/03

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Jayhawks Big 12
Coach: Roy Williams
Record: 30-8
Dance Seed: 2
Dance Result: Last 2
Players: Nick Collison
Kirk Hinrich
*Keith Langford
*Wayne Simien
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
Scoring Offense * 3 A+
Scoring Defense * 96 B-
Free-Throw Percentage * 275 D
Rebound Margin * 2 A+
Assists Per Game * 7 A+
Turnovers Per Game * 155
Scoring Margin 1 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 6 A+
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 19
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 286 D-
Won-Lost Percentage 16
Blocked Shots Per Game 27 A-
Steals Per Game 9 A+
Personal Fouls Per Game 30 B+
MPI - Marchpool Index 16
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Paint13B+
Shooting56C-
Offense62D+
Poise63D+
Defense8
Ball Control47
Dominance25
Resilience65D+
RPI Decade29B-
2003
Last 2
#12 Seed: The 2002/03 Kansas Jayhawks were perhaps Roy Williams best defensive team ever, making it all the way to NCAA championship game, finishing as runner-ups.  Under the guard leadership of Aaron Miles and Kurt Heinrich, these Jayhawks had markedly improved in ball control as in comparison to previous campaign.  As a team, this squad were a collective disaster on the line; a metric no championship caliber team gets a free pass on in March. If KU had hit over 50% of their FT's in the 2003 championship, instead of their dismal 12 of 30 marksmenship, the banner that went to the Orange would have ended up in Lawrence. Nevertheless, their spirited title game near comeback, led by a smothering defensive effort, demonstrated the heart of a champion.