Texas defeated Kansas, 74-63 at Allen Fieldhouse, ending the Jayhawks' home-game winning streak at 69 on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 74-63 loss to Texas on Jan. 22, 2011.
Texas coach Rick Barnes talks to reporters following his team's 74-63 victory over Kansas on Jan. 22, 2011, at Allen Fieldhouse.
The longest homecourt winning streak in Kansas University basketball history has been snapped at 69 games.
“I couldn’t care less about the streak. I couldn’t all along,” KU coach Bill Self said after Saturday’s 74-63 loss to Texas, KU’s first home loss since a 69-66 setback to Texas A&M on Feb. 3, 2007, in Allen Fieldhouse.
“The only game I was really concerned about on the streak was I wanted our team to be the one that had the longest school winning streak several games ago. That’s not something that weighs in my mind. The media does a good job of talking about that, but that doesn’t mean much to me.”
The previous school-record winning streak was 62 games from 1994-98.
Noted Brady Morningstar, the only Jayhawk player to have experienced another loss in Allen: “It hurts. You don’t like to lose. Obviously we had the streak going. We’re not playing to keep the streak alive. We’re playing to get a win. It happens. You’ve got to bounce back.”
Releford still ailing
Self said sophomore Travis Releford (ankle) was available to play in the game, but was only about 80 percent. He is expected to play in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. contest at Colorado.
Technical fouls were called on Jordan Hamilton and J’Covan Brown of Texas and Marcus Morris and Josh Selby of KU. They were apparently for excessive trash-talking.
“To be honest with you, I didn’t think there was one that was deserved,” Self said, “but if you call one, you are going to call something else. I don’t know, but from our standpoint, I don’t think the officials would call something if there wasn’t something said (by players).
“I am not putting it on them (officials) at all, but certainly an emotional game like that, for an official to watch that close on everything that’s being said or exchanged, obviously he (ref Doug Shows) wanted to get control of it (game) and do that.
“I don’t know why Jordan got one. I don’t know why Marcus got one. I don’t know why J’Covan and Josh got those at the end (technical on each for yapping at each other). Gosh dang, I mean, there’s more dialogue with negative with this guy talking to his best friend than some of those things. That’s what they saw so that’s what they called. That didn’t have any impact on the game.”
KU leads the all-time series, 17-7 ... KU is 123-7 in Allen under Self. ... Self is 7-7 overall versus Texas, 7-5 as KU coach. ... Texas claimed its first victory in Allen against seven defeats. ... Texas’ 11-point victory was KU’s largest margin of defeat since losing to Arizona, 84-67, on Dec. 23, 2008 in Tucson. ... KU opened on a 10-0 run. Texas did not score its first field goal until 15:54. .. KU’s 63 points matched the fewest by the team this season. ... Tyrel Reed’s 17 points marked a career high in a Big 12 game. His five threes made also were a career high. ... Tyshawn Taylor’s six assists matched a career high in a Big 12 game. ... KU made just 26.7 percent of its shots in the second half, which was a season low for a half. ... Texas’ 25 made free throws were most made by a conference foe since Kansas State made 30 on Feb. 7, 2007.