Lawrence Journal-World, AP Photo/John Young
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas basketball players and coaches make one last curtain call before adoring fans inside Allen Fieldhouse, an event that became one last opportunity to thank the team for an improbable season.
More than 5,000 fans started filing into the arena at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as the Jayhawks returned from their 67-59 loss to Kentucky in Monday night's NCAA championship game. The video board replayed KU's semifinal victory over Ohio State, a happier moment in the 32-7 season.
Tuesday night was the last chance for the fans and players to gather. Seniors Tyshawn Taylor and Conner Teahan said their goodbyes, as did junior Thomas Robinson, who's expected to enter the NBA draft.
Fans said Tuesday that while they were saddened by the loss, the Jayhawks exceeded expectations all season.
- Carmelo Anthony among 10 set for US Olympic...
- Jazz snubbed: Agents block players from...
- AP Source: Pacers acquire Thad Young from Nets
- Rio Olympic organizers unveil village where...
- Agent: LeBron James to skip Rio Olympics
- Utah Jazz select Baylor forward Taurean...
- Magic land Serge Ibaka in draft-night trade...
- 76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in NBA...
- Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on... 150
- U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard,... 61
- Morning Links: BYU basketball fans... 38
- Sitake not intimidated by BYU's arduous... 32
- Morning links: ESPN analysts critical... 31
- Utah basketball: Poeltl taken by... 19
- Sitake making transition from longtime... 19
- Dick Harmon: 1996 Cotton Bowl champion... 19