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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Notebook: Fieldhouse packed as usual on snowy Saturday

The Kansas student section goes wild after a a possession was awarded back to the Jayhawks late in the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Kansas student section goes wild after a a possession was awarded back to the Jayhawks late in the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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A snowy Saturday didn’t keep Kansas University’s basketball team from enjoying its usual filled-to-capacity atmosphere for a 69-64 victory over Texas at Allen Fieldhouse.

“Our crowd was unbelievable on a bad-weather day like this,” KU coach Bill Self said afterward. “I even told the officials before the game, ‘Would you know it’s the worst weather day of the year?’”

The 16,300 fans in attendance enjoyed a few video features on Allen Fieldhouse, as Saturday was a celebration of 60 seasons in the building.

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Ellis, Oubre and Mason discuss home win over Texas

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KANSAS 69, TEXAS 64

Box score

Mason OK: KU sophomore point guard Frank Mason III hurt his left foot late in the game versus UT.

“My toe hurt a little bit, a minor injury. I’ll be fine,” Mason said during the post-game press conference.

Zone helpful versus ’Horns: KU played a few possessions of 3-2 zone Saturday — not a usual look for Self-coached teams.

“I’ve gotten enough crap from our fan base that we never play zone. I said we’d play two possessions here and see what it looks like,” Self cracked. “The thing is, we couldn’t keep (Isaiah) Taylor out of the paint. The zone was actually good for us.”


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By the Numbers: Kansas beats Texas, 69-64

By the Numbers: Kansas beats Texas, 69-64

Comments

Steve Zimmerman 4 years, 7 months ago

“I’ve gotten enough crap from our fan base that we never play zone. I said we’d play two possessions here and see what it looks like,” Self cracked. “The thing is, we couldn’t keep (Isaiah) Taylor out of the paint. The zone was actually good for us.”

Thank you, coach!!! Now, let's kick some more B12 sacrums and get that 11th ring!!

Aaron Paisley 4 years, 7 months ago

I hope Self continues to utilize a zone on occasion. Man to man should always be the bread and butter, but Self's teams have always run zone very well on the rare occasions Self has used it. The way Self used the zone yesterday is exactly how he should use it with KU. I'd also like to see him run some more full court pressure on occasion as well. Run it 5-6 possessions a game at random times.

Harlan Hobbs 4 years, 7 months ago

Right on, Steve. Bill Self can do whatever he darn well pleases, as far as I'm concerned. He is as good as anybody in the game.

Harlan Hobbs 4 years, 7 months ago

Another thing. As the title of the article indicates, the KU fans are the best. They find a way to make it to the game regardless of the weather. Can't say the same for OU today. Saw a lot of empty seats there, which the announcers blamed on the weather. However, have seen a number of empty seats at Norman and Austin even when the weather has been good. Never a problem in Lawrence.

Ryan Shelton 4 years, 7 months ago

One OKC radio station is pleading with OU fans not to sell their tickets online to the KU game Saturday. "Let's see some cream with that crimson, not blue. Have some pride, OU fans."

Steve Hilker 4 years, 7 months ago

Weather? What weather? We made our annual pilgrimage to Allen Fieldhouse. 330 miles from SW Kansas. Yes, it snowed on us. We were going. Period. 10 of us met up in Lawrence. Another successful mission! Rock Chalk!

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