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More love for Allen Fieldhouse from Philly writers following KU's win over Temple
A few more notable links following the Kansas men's basketball team's 69-62 victory Sunday over Temple.
• Following Friday's extended story on KU's basketball tradition, Philly.com's writers continued to sing Allen Fieldhouse's (and KU fans') praises following Sunday's game.
When it was finally clear KU was going to win again, those great fans started to chant and sway. It was the moment for "Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU." But it took quite a long time and, at Allen Fieldhouse, that is about as close to victory as any opponent gets.
Inquirer writer Kevin Pompey, who called the Fieldhouse "part Smithsonian and part basketball mecca" in his preview story Sunday, had this to say in his "best and worst" notebook afterwards:
The deafening sound from 16,300 screaming fans created an electric atmosphere I’ll always remember. Covering a game at “The Phog” is by far one of my best experiences at a sporting event.
A few other links ...
• Foxsports.com's Sean Keeler emphasizes the importance of KU guard Travis Releford in his postgame column, noting that KU was plus-10 with the senior on the court in the second half and minus-nine with him on the bench.
• Speaking of Releford, ESPN.com's Robbie Pickeral selected him as one of her five "underrated and overlooked" players nationally.
• And finally, here's a quick look at game highlights from KU Athletics. Definitely worth a look is Travis Releford's reaction to his three-pointer at the 1:08 mark.