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Tulsa's Bill Self (Oklahoma State '85) is in his third season as head coach of the Golden Hurricane, and has become only the second coach in school history to surpass the 60-win plateau in only three seasons. His 73 victories is the most for a TU coach in the first three seasons. Self was named the 2000 Don Haskins WAC Coach of the Year, as voted on by the league's coaches.
? In addition, Self also captured his 50th school victory and his 100th career win this season. Self now has a 73-26 record at the school for a .737 winning percentage. He garnered his 50th school victory on Dec. 18 with a 72-52 win against Delaware State. Self captured his 100th career victory in seven years as a Division I coach against Georgia State in the second game of the 1999-2000 season, as Tulsa scored a 100-73 victory. Self now has an overall head coaching mark of 129-79 for a .620 winning percentage in seven years.
? Self's 73 wins surpassed Nolan Richardson (1980-85) for most wins for a Tulsa head coach in the first three years. Richardson compiled a 69-25 record in three full seasons from 1980-81 through the 1982-83 season, while Tubby Smith (1991-95) had 55 wins in three years and J.D. Barnett (1985-91) had 53 wins in three full years. Self has moved into seventh place on the school's career coaching wins list, tying Francis Schmidt (1915-17, 1981-22) and needing one win to tie Tubby Smith (1991-95) for sixth place.