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Kansas Basketball From A to Z

W is for Wave the Wheat

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Tourney time is upon us! As the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament kicks off this week in Kansas City, let's get a refresher on our alphabet: Kansas Basketball style.

A is for Allen Fieldhouse

There's no place like home! Being in Allen Fieldhouse is an unbelievable experience.

B is for Bill Self

Kansas Basketball the last fourteen seasons would not be Kansas Basketball without this man.

C is for Conference Championships

Can you say thirteen back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back...well you get the deal...championships?!

D is for Defense

What would basketball be without it!

E is for Ellis, Perry

He may not have made it into the NBA, but this dude is my favorite KU player to-date. KU fans cracked jokes at his receding hairline, calling him KU's oldest player. As a coach, I recognize a fundamentally solid player when I see one. Miss you, Perry.

F is for Fans

Our fans are the best. Traveling to the Bahamas, Hawaii, New York; KU fans will travel to the ends of the Earth to support their team.

G is for GAMEDAY!

All KU fans near and far live for KU Gameday!

H is for Hudy, Andrea

This woman scares me in the best way. I remember attending KU Basketball Camp when I was in middle school, and we worked with her one day. She does not play around, especially when it comes to making sure our team is performing at their best ability.

I is for In The Air!

We've got jumps! I will be the loudest person cheering and clapping wherever I'm watching the game at after a Jayhawk dunk.

J is for James Naismith

The man we need to credit time and time again for giving us the wonderful sport we call basketball.

K is for Kansas

For without this state, the Jayhawks would not exist.

L is for Lawrence

The home of Kansas Basketball. Make sure to take a walk down Mass.

M is for Mascots

Big Jay and Little Jay bring the fun to any event!

N is for NBA

68 KU players went on to the NBA. All of them are still huge KU supporters and will always have mad love from our crimson and blue fans.

O is for Offense

Some of our plays are out of this world offensively.

P is for Phog

As the banner warns, "Beware of 'The Phog.'"

Q is for Quick

Get us going on a quick fast break and watch your heads; one of those awesome jams is probably on its way!

R is for Rock Chalk


S is for Svi Mykhailiuk

"Svi for three," has been a frequently heard saying this season.

T is for Tip-off

Tip-off in Allen Fieldhouse is ridiculous. You want to talk about home-court advantage? We have it.

U is for Uniforms

We always have the sharpest uniforms. In fact, when I see one that I just love, I try to find a jersey to order to sport.

V is for Vick, LeGerald

Averaging 23.7 minutes per game with 7.3 points per game, this sophomore is starting to make a name for himself.

W is for Wave the Wheat

As a way to say goodbye to our conquered opponents, all KU fans are ready to wave the wheat at the end of a game.

X is X's and O's

I can only imagine the extensive playbook Bill Self has put together full of the X's and O's of basketball.

Y is for Yelling

Not only is Allen Fieldhouse loud (we're not named the best home court advantage for nothing), but I cannot help but clap anytime they show the man himself, Bill Self, yelling until his face is bright red.

Z is for Zone Defense

KU has switched it up a lot this season into a zone defense to protect the basket.

Here's to the battle for the Big 12 Tournament Championship, although we're already the Big 12 Conference Champs for the thirteenth straight year! Also, can we just name Frank Mason Player of the Year? #BIFM. ROCK CHALK!

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