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.
Images from Saturday's game between the Jayhawks and Longhorns at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self had plenty to discuss following Saturday's win over Texas at Allen Fieldhouse. While another great game from Perry Ellis made the win possible, the Jayhawks had to play without starting big man Cliff Alexander, who could have an eligibility issue.
Kansas basketball players Perry Ellis, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Frank Mason III discuss the Jayhawks' home victory over Texas on Saturday.
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.”