1921–22 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team

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1921–22 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
MVIAA Co-Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Conference Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1921–22 record 16–2 (15–1 MVIAA)
Head coach Phog Allen (5th season)
Home arena Robinson Gymnasium
Seasons
1921–22 Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Missouri 15 1   .938     16 1   .941
Kansas 15 1   .938     16 2   .889
Drake 12 4   .750     14 4   .778
Iowa State 8 8   .500     10 8   .556
Oklahoma 8 8   .500     9 9   .500
Nebraska 8 8   .500     8 9   .471
Kansas State 3 13   .188     3 14   .176
Grinnell 2 14   .125     5 14   .263
Washington University 1 15   .063     1 18   .053
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1921–22 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represented the University of Kansas during the 1921–22 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Phog Allen, coaching in his fifth overall season with the Jayhawks. The team finished the season with a 16–2 record[1] and was retroactively named national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[2] This was Kansas' first of two consecutive Helms national championships.[2]

Team captain and senior forward George E. Rody led the team and the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring with a 14.7 average.[3] Rody was awarded the “first team captaincy” of the All Conference team, the forerunner of the Conference “Most Valuable Player” award. [4] Junior Paul Endacott was also named first team All Conference and was retroactively declared a consensus All-American by the Helms Foundation. The team also included standout sophomore Charlie T. Black and reserve junior Adolph Rupp, who later went on to a Hall of Fame coaching career at Kentucky.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
1/2/1922*
at Minnesota W 32–11  1–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/6/1922
Grinnell W 38–16  2–0 (1–0)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
1/10/1922
Drake W 28–23  3–0 (2–0)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
1/16/1922
Washington University W 44–17  4–0 (3–0)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
1/19/1922
at Nebraska W 25–15  5–0 (4–0)
 
Lincoln, NE
1/24/1922
Missouri
Border War
L 25–35  5–1 (4–1)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
1/30/1922*
at Kansas City Athletic Club L 32–34  5–2
 
Kansas City, MO
2/1/1922
at Oklahoma W 26–18  6–2 (5–1)
 
Norman, OK
2/6/1922
Iowa State W 32–21  7–2 (6–1)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
2/8/1922
at Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 32–23  8–2 (7–1)
Nichols Hall 
Manhattan, KS
2/11/1922
Oklahoma W 42–28  9–2 (8–1)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
2/14/1922
at Iowa State W 24–18  10–2 (9–1)
State Gymnasium 
Ames, IA
2/15/1922
at Grinnell W 21–14  11–2 (10–1)
 
Grinnell, IA
2/16/1922
at Drake W 28–13  12–2 (11–1)
Des Moines Coliseum 
Des Moines, IA
2/21/1922
at Missouri
Border War
W 26–16  13–2 (12–1)
Rothwell Gymnasium 
Columbia, MO
2/22/1922
at Washington University W 41–26  14–2 (13–1)
Francis Gymnasium 
St. Louis, MO
2/28/1922
Kansas State
Sunflower Showdown
W 44–26  15–2 (14–1)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KS
3/6/1922
Nebraska W 41–18  16–2 (15–1)
Robinson Gymnasium 
Lawrence, KA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Spalding’s Official Basketball Guide for 1922-23, pp. 74–75
  4. ^ Spalding’s Official Basketball Guide for 1922-23, pp. 74–75
  5. ^ "2012–13 Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball Media Guide". Yearly Results (p. 187). University of Kansas. 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2014.