Wednesday, November 15, 2006

KU basketball notebook


¢ KU leads the series, 7-3. The teams last played in 1993 when the Jayhawks rolled, 140-72, in Allen Fieldhouse. The 68-point margin is the second widest margin of victory in KU history behind a 115-45 victory over Brown on Jan. 3, 1989.

¢ KU beat ORU, 93-90, in the 1974 NCAA Elite Eight in Tulsa.

¢ ORU has seven wins against Top 25 wins, including a 75-72 win over No. 2 KU in 1979 in Tulsa.

¢ KU has won eight straight games in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are 164-10 at home since the 1994-95 season.

¢ Bill Self is 73-24 in four seasons at KU; Scott Sutton 121-92 in his eighth season as ORU head coach. It's his 12th year overall at the school.

¢ Oral Roberts freshman forward Sylvester Spicer graduated from South Oak Cliff, the same high school as Kansas freshman forward Darrell Arthur and Kansas football players Xavier Rambo, Anthony Webb and Dexton Fields.

¢ Former KU coach Ted Owens was seventh head coach in ORU history, compiling a 21-35 record from 1982-84.

¢ ORU assistant head coach Corey Williams played basketball at Oklahoma State from 1989-92. During that time, Self was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State.


JayCeph 13 years, 2 months ago

Why would Ted Owens go to ORU after leaving KU? What's that story?

speedy 13 years, 2 months ago

a job. when the big shots at the major tv networks decided owens was overrated and said so it did not take long before ku alums thought they must be right. was it owens fault that everytime he got into the tourn. it had to play against ucla? owens ended up coaching at a h.s.? before coaching in florida? he still tried to help out ku with players going on to ku and okla. st.

JayCeph 13 years, 2 months ago

Oh. Thnx for the background. I didn't know he run out of town... I just thought he wanted to move off into the sunset and then (somehow) ended up at ORU. Kinda weird in either case.

actorman 13 years, 2 months ago

Owens WAS overrated. He used to drive me crazy. Never won as much as he should have with the talent he had, then his last couple of years the cupboard was bare; they're still KU's last two losing seasons, and I was "fortunate" enough to be at KU at the time.

He actually worked as a stockbroker for a while before getting back into coaching.

actorman 13 years, 2 months ago

It says here that he coached at ORU from 1982-84. That couldn't be right, since he wasn't fired from KU until '83.

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