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Sound Off: Why doesn’t KU host first-round NCAA Tournament games at Allen Fieldhouse?

Tom Keegan, Journal-World sports editor, offers this answer: No team can play on its home court during the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament, so there would be no point in having games at Allen Fieldhouse when the biggest draw would be playing elsewhere. It makes more sense to have the NCAA Tournament games in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., where Kansas can play and will always sell out the building. Even without the rule prohibiting schools from playing on their home court, the Sprint Center would be the building of choice because it has more seats and therefore can generate more revenue. The restriction is not in place in the women’s basketball NCAA Tournament.

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Steve Swaggerty 2 years ago

Are there really people stupid enough to ask these questions or are they made up by the LJ STAFF? I used to believe that people in Lawrence were above average in intelligence. After seeing the questions here over a period of time I'm beginning to wonder.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years ago

"what about the play in games like they hold in dayton and else where why can't kansas host one of those? i doubt we wil be in one anytime soon"

Actually, now that I read the question again, it isn't far fetched. The first round games are the worthless four play-in games. Nobody attends those games so I don't think AFH's small capacity would be a negative.

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BigAl 2 years ago

I've been around KU basketball for a very, very long time. I have never, ever heard one fan say that AFH should hold regionals. Never.

The only thing ddddddddddddddelusional around here are KSU fans claiming "Octagon of Doom"......

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lynchburgsbest 2 years ago

what about the play in games like they hold in dayton and else where why can't kansas host one of those? i doubt we wil be in one anytime soon.

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BABBOY 2 years ago

Some KU fan thinks Allen Fieldhouse should hold regionals.....

HAHHAHHHHAHAHHA, yeah..........

Is KC not a big enough home field advantage?

Wow, DDDDDDDDDDDDDDelusional................

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The_Original_Bob 2 years ago

"Don't be so dismissive. "

He's not being dismissive. He is telling it like it is.

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Robert Rauktis 2 years ago

Don't be so dismissive. They used to hold the regionals there, when and where Dave Corzine put down a CBS camera and Digger Phelps met his usual adversity. It employed locals and to the best of my knowledge, the rent was free and went to and was directly filtered through some KU entity. But if you're depending considering the avariciousness of the industrial sports complex, with their "student-athletes", it ain't gonna happen.

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