It wasn’t quite Allen Fieldhouse, but KU coach Bill Self still felt the support of a pro-KU crowd at United Center on Tuesday night.
“There would be a lot of people in the state of Illinois that would not want me to think (this was home) at all, even though it’s been 15 years” Self joked. “But our fanbase is unbelievable.”
In front of a vocal KU contingent, the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks defeated No. 7 Kentucky, 65-61, to improve to 2-0 on the year. Self spoke about several topics after the matchup, including the crowd support, performance of Udoka Azubuike and event as a whole.
Highlights from the Jayhawks’ 90-84 overtime victory over Kentucky, at Allen Fieldhouse.
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- Tom Keegan: Bill Self busts out junk defense to top Kentucky
- John Calipari: Wildcats lost ‘heck of a college game’
- Frank Mason III nearly hit desperation heave
- Notebook: Jayhawks overcome free-throw struggles
- Selden leads Jayhawks to OT victory over UK
- Keegan Ratings: Wayne Selden takes his game to another level
Kansas freshman forward Carlton Bragg, who nearly chose Kentucky when making his college decision (and accidentally said Kentucky at his announcement a year ago), is looking forward to facing the Wildcats on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
According to Bragg, KU coach Bill Self told the Jayhawks this break from Big 12 play “can’t hurt us. All it can do is help us.”