University of Kansas 2010 Men’s Basketball Preview:
Other than the Duke Blue Devils, no other men’s NCAA college basketball team has dominated the sport like the Kansas Jayhawks. There’s a reason why above the team’s home court, “Phog” Allen Fieldhouse, hangs a banner that reads "Pay Heed, All Who Enter: Beware of the Phog"—they’ve only lost 12 games there since 1994, and won their last 59 at home. It’s enough to make the 16,000 fans confidently chant “Rock! Chalk! Jayhawk!” and sing the alma mater, “Crimson and Blue,” before each game. It’s a winning tradition that you can be a part of through TicketCity’s ability to get you in all season long.
It’s a year that has a lot of question marks heading into it. Losing two NBA lottery picks in Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry, as well as four-year starter Sherron Collins, will do that to you. Their shocking loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year won’t be on the mind of their super-freshman guard Josh Shelby, who many consider to be the best player on the team. With how this team is built, the question will be if that blank slate be a positive or negative. As for the returning members, junior brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris have to fill in for the departing Aldrich and Henry inside and out. Even with the question marks, we’re sure head coach Bill Self has prepped this team to be balanced and primed for another run in the NCAA Tournament.