Kansas University’s basketball team has won 200 games and lost nine in Allen Fieldhouse in Bill Self’s 13 years as head coach.
“It’s unbelievable,” senior forward Perry Ellis said after Saturday’s milestone 76-67 victory over Texas in KU’s tradition-rich building. “It just shows he knows what he’s doing.”
View a gallery of images from the Jayhawks' game against the Longhorns on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
“It’s real impressive,” noted junior Landen Lucas. “There’s a lot coach does, a lot the fans do and the atmosphere does for us. It’s great and a lot of credit goes to our home crowd.”
Of the 200-9 mark, Self said: “That is pretty good. It’s better than 199-10 which it looked like it could have been today (after KU lagged 17-5 early and 35-30 at halftime). All that is, is a reflection of having better players for the most part and a great home crowd. It’s something we are proud of but it doesn’t have any significant meaning to me at all.”
Self was asked what he would have said 13 years ago if somebody told him he’d have a 200-9 home record.
“I know what fans would have said: ‘Why the hell did you lose nine?’’’ Self said. “I didn’t think we’d do that, not in this league.”
Self added that he remembers, “every home loss we’ve had in the last 18 years (at KU, Illinois, Tulsa).”
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