There's no place like home.....
The Jayhawks come into Tuesday's game against the University at Albany with a 30-game winning streak at historic Allen Fieldhouse.
"Since I've been here, we've tried to play some tough teams on the road in some tough environments," UAlbany coach Will Brown said.
Check and check.
While Kansas, isn't ranked currently, the Jayhawks are the defending national champions and 8-3 on the season.
Last week, I asked Virginia transfer Will Harris what it's like when a mid-major comes in to take on a power school.
"Usually the typical mentality is we're playing against Albany tonight, they're in the America East Conference and we're going to play hard and we're going to get a 'W,'" Harris said. "You never really doubt yourself at all and that's probably how they feel right now."
The game will be on ESPNU and here's what Brown and senior co-captain Brian Connelly had to say about that.
"It's good for your program and good for your university," Brown said. "It's one of those things where you're excited that you're playing on TV and you let all your recruits know, the kids that haven't signed with you and you hope you put your best foot forward."
"That's always fun because your family gets to watch you play without going, your friends call you up after the game and tell you how you got dunked on," Connelly said. "That's always fun to get that kind of exposure for our school and our program and help put Albany on the map a little more than it already is."
I wrote a little bit in today's game advance about Cole Aldrich, Kansas's 6-foot-11 big man.
UAlbany's big man Brett Gifford played against him in an AAU Tournament at Allen Fieldhouse and the two know each other well.
Here's what Brown had to say about Aldrich, who is averaging 13.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
"My assistant Pat Filien, who has the scout said to me, 'I noticed that Aldrich has struggled against guys his own size,' so I said sure, we'll take the two or three guys that are 7-feet, 290-pounds and just rotate them in to beat him up."
While Gifford is 6-11 and 260-pounds, he is by far the biggest player on the UAlbany staff.
Louis Barraza is available after dealing with the flu and missing the past couple games.