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Tim Jankovich is in his 35th season as a collegiate coach. In the past season under Coach Jankovich the Mustangs won the American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles en route to the NCAA Tournament and a program-record 30 victories (30–5).
SMU went 18–0 at home, 17–1 in the AAC and had winning streaks of 10 games and 16 games in a stretch that saw wins in 26 of 27 outings. The Ponies were ranked in the Associated Press top 25 for the last six weeks of the season, finishing No. 11 in the AP Poll.
Jankovich was named the AAC Coach of the Year and a Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist.
One of the winningest players in Kansas State history. In each of his seasons at KSU, the Wildcats ranked in the top-20 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Jankovich played in nine NCAA Tournament games, advancing to the 1981 Elite Eight and the 1982 Sweet 16.
A three-time academic All-American and honorable mention All-Big Eight player, he finished at Kansas State in the school’s top-10 in nine categories, including first in season FT pct. (.917) and eighth in career FG pct. (.510). He set the Big Eight Tournament record for single-game assists (14).
“This is a team that has hearts of lions. This is one of the top competitive, big-hearted, refusing to go down teams that I have been around. How can you not love coaching them?”
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