The Journey to 13 Straight
Title Number One: 2004-2005 Season, title shared with Oklahoma
The first title was achieved by some of KU’s well-known greats in point guard Aaron Miles and forward Wayne Simien. Along with these seniors that led KU to its first title, you see the KU greats of the future start to pop up.
With a preseason ranking at number one, Kansas comfortably stayed in the top two for the better part of the season until suffering a blowout of 21 points at Villanova. Kansas would then go on to suffer four Big 12 conference losses.
The Jayhawks could have won their first title outright with a conference season ending win at Mizzou Arena (remember those days?!), but they ended up with a close heartbreaker loss of four points in the now defunct Border War.
After ending the season on a shared Big 12 title, Kansas headed to Kemper Arena for the Big 12 tournament where they would beat Kansas State by 13 points. Following their advancement in the Big 12 tournament, they would lose to Oklahoma State by three points.
After the Big 12 Tournament, Kansas would enter the NCAA Tournament as a three-seed and lose to the 14th seeded Bucknell from the Patriot League.