January 6, 2013 |
LAWRENCE, Kan. - A small number of college arenas are mentioned in pregame conversations and emerge as characters all their own. Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse, named after legendary Kansas coach Phog Allen, who coached there for 39 years, is a storied basketball cathedral here. The 16,300-seat gym with red-and-blue bleachers is part Smithsonian and part basketball mecca. It is regarded as one of the most intimidating venues for visiting teams. With 29 consecutive wins at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas has the nation's second-longest active home winning streak.
May 9, 2012 |
Temple's basketball team prides itself on facing tough nonconference opponents. That's why the Owls will play national powers Kansas, Duke, and Syracuse next season. The Kansas game will be part of a home-and-home series. Temple will face the Jayhawks next season at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. The teams will meet again during the 2014-15 season in Philadelphia, most likely at the Wells Fargo Center. Temple also is scheduled to play Duke next season at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will mark the third consecutive season the teams will square off. The Owls will face Syracuse in next season's Gotham Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden.
April 25, 2008
Once again, Temple's basketball team will play the defending national champion next season. The Owls, who traveled to Florida last December, will be at Kansas and historic Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 20 as part of a two-game trip that also includes a stop at Long Beach 2 nights later. In 2009-10, the Jayhawks will come to the Wachovia Center. "This is a great opportunity to play a series against one of the top programs in the nation," said Temple coach Fran Dunphy, whose team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001, in his second season on North Broad Street.
January 7, 2013 |
LAWRENCE, Kan. - This one got away from Temple down the stretch. Fifteen days after beating the nation's third-ranked team at a neutral site, the Owls went on the road Sunday hoping to knock off the country's sixth-ranked team, Kansas, on its home court. The Jayhawks have not lost at home in nearly two years. And riding the energy from the 16,300 in attendance, Kansas went on a game-ending, 15-5 run to take a 69-62 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. "It came down to the last three to four minutes," said Temple guard Khalif Wyatt, who finished with a game-high 26 points.
December 9, 1998 |
Iowa went to great lengths to halt the longest home winning streak in the nation - three-point distance, to be exact. Kent McCausland hit two three-pointers in the final 1:40 as the Hawkeyes beat No. 10 Kansas, 85-81, last night, ending the Jayhawks' home winning streak at 62 games. "For crying out loud, this is the greatest win in the history of the Hawkeyes," McCausland said. It was Kansas' first loss at Allen Fieldhouse since Feb. 20, 1994, when Missouri beat the Jayhawks, 81-74.
November 25, 2004 |
The resilience of youth being what it is, the St. Joseph's Hawks were just beginning the recovery process, digging out from the avalanche of a 91-51 pounding by second-ranked Kansas in Lawrence in their season opener. First, though, there would be a final indignity: As they filed out of fabled Allen Fieldhouse and onto the team bus early Wednesday morning, they were pelted by wind-blown snowflakes the size of silver dollars. It was a slippery conclusion to a jittery debut. "No disrespect, but we brought boys to play against men," Phil Martelli said after the deep, powerful and seasoned Jayhawks handed St. Joe's its most lopsided defeat since he became head coach 10 years ago. "Hopefully, the next opportunity we get," Martelli said, "we'll play better individually and collectively.
April 11, 2003 |
Roy Williams and North Carolina will talk through the weekend about his interest in returning to the program where he learned to coach under Dean Smith. Tar Heels athletic director Dick Baddour said yesterday the Kansas coach wasn't yet ready to make a decision after 2 days of discussions. "Coach Williams and I feel the timing is too near the end of the Final Four and there is too much going on in Lawrence at this time for us to conclude our talks," Baddour said. Kansas lost to Syracuse, 81-78, in the championship game Monday night.
January 2, 2004 |
Riding an impressive five-game winning streak, the Villanova basketball team will take on its most difficult challenge of the season when it visits No. 13 Kansas tonight at the famed Allen Fieldhouse. A sellout crowd of 16,300 is expected to be on hand to create one of the most electric atmospheres in all of college basketball. Villanova enters the contest with an 8-2 record, while Kansas is 7-2. "I like the way we're playing and improving each game, and this is the perfect time for us to play a team like Kansas," Villanova coach Jay Wright said.
November 16, 2007 |
Brandon Rush made a successful early return from ACL surgery, scoring seven points and giving No. 4 Kansas a physical and emotional lift in an otherwise routine 92-60 rout of visiting Washburn. Rush, the 6-6 All-Big 12 guard who had planned to be flashing his moves in the NBA this year before injuring himself in a practice game in May, was 3-for-5 from the floor and also had three rebounds in 12 minutes, all in the first half. Wearing a heavy brace on the right knee, the Jayhawks' leading scorer each of the past two seasons went hard to the floor twice and appeared to be fine.
March 18, 2007 |
Everyone associated with Kentucky basketball is pretending not to remember, but don't think that 73-46 whipping Kansas put on the Wildcats last season isn't on the Kentucky players' minds as they go into today's NCAA West Regional second-round game against the top-seeded Jayhawks in Chicago. "It was like a bomb went off in Allen Fieldhouse," Kentucky senior Bobby Perry said. "I really can't remember any part of that game, except that they played really well and we played extremely bad. "But this is a different day. We have a different force with us. " That would be Randolph Morris, Kentucky's all-SEC junior center.