Kentucky removes ‘winningest program’ from Twitter bio after passing Kansas Wildcats on all-time win list



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As if Kentucky’s stunning loss to Saint Peter’s in the NCAA Tournament wasn’t painful enough for the Big Blue Nation, the team took another loss on Friday. Kansas took its 2,354th win after beating Providence in the Sweet 16, surpassing Kentucky’s 2,353 total to become the winningest college basketball program ever.

Kentucky, which had penned the “winning program in college bball” in its official Twitter bio before Kansas’ victory, deleted the words towards the end of the night. Jayhawks fans were quick to point out the change.

The Wildcats entered the 2022 NCAA tournament with two wins ahead of Kansas, but their shocking first-round loss to Saint Peter’s number 15 — a team that has since become the highest number ever to have made the Elite Eight achieved – prevented them from growing the advantage. With victories over Texas Southern, Creighton and Providence, Kansas took the number 1 position.

Kansas was previously college basketball’s most winning program, but Kentucky won the title during its 1995-96 national championship and successfully defended it for 26 years. But while Kentucky is now behind Kansas on the all-time win list, the Wildcats still have more National Championships (8-3), Final Four appearances (17-15), NCAA Tournament wins (129-111), head -to-head wins (24-10) and a better win rate (.765-.728).

After Kansas’ 66-61 win over Providence, Jayhawks coach Bill Self downplayed his team’s new record.

“I’ll be very honest with you, all that means to me is we beat Providence,” said Self, who later admitted it could provide a recruiting advantage. “That’s all that means to me.”

Regardless of its importance to Self, Kansas could extend its lead on the all-time win list when it faces Miami in the Elite Eight. The matchup is scheduled for Sunday 2:20 p.m. ET on CBS and can be streamed on fuboTV (try for free).

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