NCAA Tournament History for Kansas

+ indicates wins over a higher seeded team.
- indicates losses to a lower seeded team.

Overall Record: 108-47, 0.697

YearConferenceRegionSeed
Results
2019Big 12Midwest4
  • beat M 13 Northeastern 87-53
  • -lost to M 5 Auburn 75-89
  • 2018Big 12Midwest1
  • beat M 16 Pennsylvania 76-60
  • beat M 8 Seton Hall 83-79
  • beat M 5 Clemson 80-76
  • beat M 2 Duke 85-81, OT
  • lost to E 1 Villanova 79-95
  • 2017Big 12Midwest1
  • beat M 16 UC Davis 100-62
  • beat M 9 Michigan St 90-70
  • beat M 4 Purdue 98-66
  • -lost to M 3 Oregon 60-74
  • 2016Big 12South1
  • beat S 16 Austin Peay 105-79
  • beat S 9 Connecticut 73-61
  • beat S 5 Maryland 79-63
  • -lost to S 2 Villanova 59-64
  • 2015Big 12Midwest2
  • beat M 15 New Mexico St 75-56
  • -lost to M 7 Wichita St 65-78
  • 2014Big 12South2
  • beat S 15 Eastern Ky 80-69
  • -lost to S 10 Stanford 57-60
  • 2013Big 12South1
  • beat S 16 Western Ky 64-57
  • beat S 8 North Carolina 70-58
  • -lost to S 4 Michigan 85-87, OT
  • 2012Big 12Midwest2
  • beat M 15 Detroit 65-50
  • beat M 10 Purdue 63-60
  • beat M 11 North Carolina St 60-57
  • +beat M 1 North Carolina 80-67
  • beat E 2 Ohio State 64-62
  • lost to S 1 Kentucky 59-67
  • 2011Big 121
  • beat SW 16 Boston U 72-53
  • beat SW 9 Illinois 73-59
  • beat SW 12 Richmond 77-57
  • -lost to SW 11 VCU 61-71
  • 2010Big 12Midwest1
  • beat M 16 Lehigh 90-74
  • -lost to M 9 Northern Iowa 67-69
  • 2009Big 12Midwest3
  • beat M 14 North Dakota St 84-74
  • beat M 11 Dayton 60-43
  • lost to M 2 Michigan St 62-67
  • 2008Big 12Midwest1
  • beat M 16 Portland St 85-61
  • beat M 8 UNLV 75-56
  • beat M 12 Villanova 72-57
  • beat M 10 Davidson 59-57
  • beat E 1 North Carolina 84-66
  • beat S 1 Memphis 75-68, OT
  • 2007Big 12West1
  • beat W 16 Niagara 107-67
  • beat W 8 Kentucky 88-76
  • beat W 4 Southern Ill 61-58
  • -lost to W 2 UCLA 55-68
  • 2006Big 12West4
  • -lost to W 13 Bradley 73-77
  • 2005Big 12East3
  • -lost to E 14 Bucknell 63-64
  • 2004Big 12Midwest4
  • beat M 13 Illinois-Chi 78-53
  • beat M 12 Pacific 78-63
  • beat M 9 UAB 100-74
  • lost to M 3 Georgia Tech 71-79
  • 2003Big 12West2
  • beat W 15 Utah St 64-61
  • beat W 10 Arizona St 108-76
  • beat W 3 Duke 69-65
  • +beat W 1 Arizona 78-75
  • beat M 3 Marquette 94-61
  • -lost to E 3 Syracuse 78-81
  • 2002Big 12Midwest1
  • beat M 16 Holy Cross 70-59
  • beat M 8 Stanford 86-63
  • beat M 4 Illinois 73-69
  • beat M 2 Oregon 104-86
  • lost to E 1 Maryland 88-97
  • 2001Big 12Midwest4
  • beat M 13 CS Northridge 99-75
  • beat M 5 Syracuse 87-58
  • lost to M 1 Illinois 64-80
  • 2000Big 12East8
  • beat E 9 DePaul 81-77, OT
  • lost to E 1 Duke 64-69
  • 1999Big 12Midwest6
  • beat M 11 Evansville 95-74
  • lost to M 3 Kentucky 88-92, OT
  • 1998Big 12Midwest1
  • beat M 16 Prairie View A&M 110-52
  • -lost to M 8 Rhode Island 75-80
  • 1997Big 12Southeast1
  • beat SE 16 Jackson St 78-64
  • beat SE 8 Purdue 75-61
  • -lost to SE 4 Arizona 82-85
  • 1996Big EightWest2
  • beat W 15 South Carolina St 92-54
  • beat W 10 Santa Clara 76-51
  • beat W 3 Arizona 83-80
  • -lost to W 4 Syracuse 57-60
  • 1995Big EightMidwest1
  • beat M 16 Colgate 82-68
  • beat M 8 Western Ky 75-70
  • -lost to M 4 Virginia 58-67
  • 1994Big EightSoutheast4
  • beat SE 13 Chattanooga 102-73
  • beat SE 5 Wake Forest 69-58
  • lost to SE 1 Purdue 78-83
  • 1993Big EightMidwest2
  • beat M 15 Ball State 94-72
  • beat M 7 BYU 90-76
  • beat M 6 California 93-76
  • +beat M 1 Indiana 83-77
  • lost to E 1 North Carolina 68-78
  • 1992Big EightMidwest1
  • beat M 16 Howard 100-67
  • -lost to M 9 UTEP 60-66
  • 1991Big EightSoutheast3
  • beat SE 14 New Orleans 55-49
  • beat SE 6 Pittsburgh 77-66
  • +beat SE 2 Indiana 83-65
  • +beat SE 1 Arkansas 93-81
  • +beat E 1 North Carolina 79-73
  • lost to M 2 Duke 65-72
  • 1990Big EightEast2
  • beat E 15 Robert Morris 79-71
  • -lost to E 7 UCLA 70-71
  • 1988Big EightMidwest6
  • beat M 11 Xavier 85-72
  • beat M 14 Murray St 61-58
  • beat M 7 Vanderbilt 77-64
  • +beat M 4 Kansas St 71-58
  • +beat E 2 Duke 66-59
  • +beat SE 1 Oklahoma 83-79
  • 1987Big EightSoutheast5
  • beat SE 12 Houston 66-55
  • beat SE 13 Missouri St 67-63
  • lost to SE 1 Georgetown 57-70
  • 1986Big EightMidwest1
  • beat M 16 North Carolina A&T 71-46
  • beat M 9 Temple 65-43
  • beat M 5 Michigan St 96-86, OT
  • beat M 6 North Carolina St 75-67
  • lost to E 1 Duke 67-71
  • 1985Big EightSoutheast3
  • beat SE 14 Ohio 49-38
  • -lost to SE 11 Auburn 64-66
  • 1984Big EightMidwest5
  • beat M 12 Alcorn St 57-56
  • lost to M 4 Wake Forest 59-69
  • 1981Big EightMidwest7
  • beat M 10 Mississippi 69-66
  • +beat M 2 Arizona St 88-71
  • lost to M 6 Wichita St 65-66
  • 1978Big EightWest
  • lost to UCLA 76-83
  • 1975Big EightMidwest
  • lost to Notre Dame 71-77
  • 1974Big EightMidwest
  • beat Creighton 55-54
  • beat Oral Roberts 93-90, OT
  • lost to Marquette 51-64
  • lost to UCLA 61-78
  • 1971Big EightMidwest
  • beat Houston 78-77
  • beat Drake 73-71
  • lost to UCLA 60-68
  • lost to Western Ky 75-77
  • 1967Big EightMidwest
  • lost to Houston 53-66
  • beat Louisville 70-68
  • 1966Big EightMidwest
  • beat SMU 76-70
  • lost to UTEP 80-81, 2 OT
  • 1960Big EightMidwest
  • beat Texas 90-81
  • lost to Cincinnati 71-82
  • 1957Big EightMidwest
  • beat SMU 73-65, OT
  • beat Oklahoma City 81-61
  • beat San Francisco 80-56
  • lost to North Carolina 53-54
  • 1953Big EightWest
  • beat Oklahoma City 73-65
  • beat Oklahoma St 61-55
  • beat Washington 79-53
  • lost to Indiana 68-69
  • 1952Big EightWest
  • beat TCU 68-64
  • beat Saint Louis 74-55
  • beat Santa Clara 74-55
  • beat St. John's 80-63
  • 1942Big EightWest
  • lost to Colorado 44-46
  • beat Rice 55-53
  • 1940Big EightWest
  • beat Rice 50-44
  • beat Southern Cal 43-42
  • lost to Indiana 42-60