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The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference. One of the most storied programs in collegiate sports history, their first coach was the inventor of the game, James Naismith. In 2005, Street & Smith's Annual ranked Kansas fourth on a list of 100 greatest college basketball programs of all time and in 2008, ESPN ranked Kansas second on a list of the most prestigious programs of the modern college basketball era. In the last two decades, no team has won more games than the Jayhawks who won 568 games between the 1989-90 and 2008-09 seasons. Kansas also has the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances honored by the NCAA record books with 20. Kansas has won more Division I conference championships than any other program, and has won more basketball games than any other Division 1 program except Kentucky and North Carolina.

The program has enjoyed considerable national success, having been selected Helms Foundation National Champions in 1922 and 1923, winning NCAA national championships in 1952, 1988, and 2008, playing in 13 Final Fours, and being regularly ranked in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. Kansas ranks third all-time in NCAA Division I (behind Kentucky and North Carolina) with 1,970 wins (as of April 4, 2009), against only 793 losses (.713 winning %, 3rd all-time). This record includes a 634–106 (.857) mark at historic Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are second in NCAA history with 90 winning seasons. They have had the fewest head coaches (eight) of any program that has been around 100 or more years. Yet, they have reached the Final Four under more head coaches (six) than any other program in the nation. Every head coach at Kansas since the inception of the NCAA Tournament has led the program to the Final Four. Kansas has 4 head coaches who have been inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame, also more than any other program in the nation. A perennial conference powerhouse, Kansas leads all universities with 52 regular-season conference titles in 102 years of conference play (the MVIAA Conference was created in 1907) through the 2008–2009 regular season, two more than the second place Kentucky Wildcats. The Jayhawks have won a record nine conference titles and a record six conference tournament titles in the 13 years of the Big 12's existence. The program also owns the best Big 12 records in both those areas with a 172–36 record in conference play and a 25–7 record in tournament play.

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