KU Basketball Puzzle

Coach Bill Self

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Basketball crossword puzzle


4. Former Jayhawk player and now head coach at Stanford
5. Only Jayhawk to record a triple-double in the NCAA tournament
9. Danny and the _____
10. Team KU defeated to claim the 1952 NCAA Championship
11. The Big Dipper
12. Phog Allen’s real first name
14. McDonald’s All-American, current player for the Thunder
15. Beware of the _____
16. Gave Bill Self his first coaching job
18. Jayhawk and Celtic great
19. Jayhawk great and Tar Heel legend
21. KU played and defeated in the first game ever played in Allen Fieldhouse
24. Assistant coach on USA team that won Gold in the 1996 Olympics
28. Only non-athlete to have a “jersey” retired in Allen Fieldhouse
30. Jayhawk name on bluegrass arena
31. Pre- and post-game chant
32. As of 3/1/15, number of consecutive Big 12 conference titles
33. Coached KU to four Final Fours
34. Mr. Basketball for North Dakota in 1998


1. Miracle shot in 2008 NCAA title game
2. Popular graphic preserved from old scoreboard and still shown on new videoboard in Allen Fieldhouse
3. Penned original rules of basketball
6. #1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft
7. Center to permanently house the original “Rules of Basket Ball”
8. KU’s first two-time All-American
11. All-time career points leader in Kansas basketball history
13. Jayhawk who won basketball gold medals at 1952 and 1956 Olympics
17. Number of KU head basketball coaches to reach the Final Four
20. Home to KU basketball before Allen Fieldhouse
21. 1988 NCAA Championship arena
22. Number of KU men’s basketball head coaches in its storied history
23. Greatest home court advantage in college basketball
25. He wore leather at Late Night
26. National coach of the year in 1978
27. Former player and current radio analyst
29. Famous highly contested shot in 1966 Midwest Regional Finals