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KU men’s basketball to hold open practice at Allen Fieldhouse

Blue team member Naadir Tharpe gets loose for an easy two during the men's basketball scrimmage during Late Night in the Phog Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Blue team member Naadir Tharpe gets loose for an easy two during the men's basketball scrimmage during Late Night in the Phog Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.

October 10, 2013

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The Kansas men's basketball team will host an open practice and scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:45 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. prior to KU's home football game against Oklahoma. The event is free to the public.

Doors to Allen Fieldhouse will open at 9 a.m. Fans will not be permitted to save seats for others, and limited concessions services will be available until 10:15.

"With practice starting three weeks earlier than normal, this will be a great way for our fans to get another early look at our team," KU coach Bill Self said. "We didn't show much at all during Late Night (in the Phog) other than 20 minutes of bad ball. This way KU fans can come see us before heading to the football game."

The football game kicks off at 2:30 p.m.

"The energy and enthusiasm surrounding Kansas basketball is at an all-time high," KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger said, "and coach Self has generously offered this opportunity for more KU fans to see the Jayhawks in action before our first game. I'm grateful to him and all the Jayhawk fans who are eagerly anticipating this coming season."

Fans coming to the open practice can park free of charge until noon in Lot Nos. 54, 71, 90, 125, and 127. Lot No. 72, northwest of Allen Fieldhouse, will be reserved for football game-day permit holders.

Accessible patrons coming to the open practice can park in Lot No. 72 as well.

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