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Rival Kansas, hostile arena await Mizzou basketball

COLUMBIA – Before home games at historic Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas basketball team shows a goosebump-raising video on the scoreboard of the arena, where the Jayhawks have won 53 straight games.

The montage that precedes the introduction of the Jayhawks’ lineup shows images and videos of the biggest moments and legendary figures in Kansas history.

As if seeing pictures of basketball immortals like James Naismith, basketball’s inventor who founded and coached Kansas’ team, aren’t enough to intimidate visiting teams, the video also flashes the numbers that justify every bit of glory and hype that the program produces – 5 national championships, 13 Final Fours, 52 conference titles.

At this point, opposing players can't help to wonder, How do you beat that? How do you win here?

“I always look at the visiting team to see what they’re doing during that video,” Jim Marchiony, Kansas’ associate athletics director, told the University Daily Kansan last year.

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