Kansas basketball, you are ridiculous.
The Jayhawks upended TCU on Wednesday night to clinch their 13th conference crown in a row. Kansas hasn’t won every Big 12 title outright – it only clinched a share against the Horned Frogs, though they still have three games left to play – but regardless, it’s a miraculous college basketball accomplishment that may never be broken.
Kansas tied John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins of the 1960s and 1970s with tonight’s win. UCLA won its league 13 years in a row between 1967 and 1979. The next-closest streaks: Gonzaga’s 11 consecutive titles (2000-2011); Connecticut’s 10 (1951-1960) and UNLV’s 10 (1983-1992).
Here are some of the best Kansas basketball moments of the past 13 years:
-Kansas wins its 1,900th game against Kevin Durant and the Texas Longhorns. The win also clinched the Jayhawks’ 50th conference championship.
-Kansas wins the national championship in 2008, knocking off both Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry in the NCAA tournament:
In 2011, Kansas won its 69th home game in a row, which was the longest Division I streak since 1992. The Jayhawks knocked off Nebraska.
In 2012, Kansas played its final ‘Border War’ game against Missouri and overcame a 19-point deficit to seal the win.
Kansas defeated Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners in three overtimes in early 2016.
Congratulations to the Jayhawks.