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How many times did Ted Owens coach Kansas to the Final Four?

Twice. In 1970-71, Owens’ Jayhawks went 27-3 overall, 14-0 in the Big Eight and lost to UCLA, 68-60 in the national semifinals. Kansas then lost to Western Kentucky, 77-75, in the national third-place game. In 1973-74, Owens’ team went 23-7 overall, won the Big Eight with a 13-1 record and lost to Marquette in the national semifinals, 64-51. Kansas then lost to UCLA, 78-61, in the national third-place game. Owens compiled a 348-182 (.657) record in 19 seasons at Kansas. Under Owens, Kansas won six Big Eight titles and made the NCAA tournament seven times.


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