Kansas Jayhawks Mens Basketball Tickets
The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team is a Division I program for the University of Kansas. The team is located in Lawrence, Kansas and play their home games at the Allen Fieldhouse. The Phog Allen Fieldhouse has a capacity of 16,300 people and was built in 1955. Kansas holds a 683-107 record at home since it’s opening, and the team has only lost 13 regular season games at home since the start of the 1995 season. Known for its raucous student section and chants of “rock chalk Jayhawk,” and according to a recent poll, the loudest arena in college basketball, the Allen Fieldhouse gives Kansas a unique home court advantage.
Kansas has had a storied basketball history from its start. Kansas’ men’s basketball program officially started in 1898 after Dr. James Naismith came to the school. Naismith had written the original rules of the game just six years earlier. The next great coach to come and coach at Kansas is Phog Allen. Allen coached at Kansas for 39 years after playing for Naismith, amassing a record of 590-219, and winning one national championship. Allen coached many top players and future hall of fame coaches in his tenure including Dean Smith, Adolph Rupp, and Paul Endacott.
Kansas’ next national championship came under the direction of Larry Brown who led the 1988-89 Jayhawks to a 21-11 season and won the tournament as a #6 seed. Roy Williams then led the team for the next 15 years, amassing a 418-101 record, with the team making the NCAA Tournament every year they were eligible to do so. After a rocky beginning to his tenure, Bill Self has won eight conference regular season championships, to go along with two Final Four appearances and one national championship.
Kansas has featured 76 total players drafted into the NBA, with 32 of them being first round picks or equivalent to first round picks. Danny Manning was the only first overall pick to come out of Kansas, after being selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1988 draft.
Kansas has two main rivals, Kansas State and Missouri. In the “Sunflower Showdown,” this matchup between the two largest public universities in the state has been continuously going since 1912 and since its origin in 1907, more than 250 games have been played between the two schools with Kansas holding the decisive lead 183-91. Kansas’ other main rivalry game is the Border War between the Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers. 1907 saw the beginning of this continuously played matchup, and after more than 250 meetings, Kansas leads by a margin of 172-95.