Tech won’t be traveling to Kansas
The Red Raiders might have caught a break this season in that they won’t be playing at Allen Fieldhouse for the first time in over a decade. The home of the Kansas Jayhawks is considered one of the two or three toughest venues to visit in the nation and that’s proven to be true for Tech.
Having won only once in Lawrence (2018) in 23 all-time attempts, the Red Raiders likely won’t miss the annual trip to KU. What’s more, the games at Allen Fieldhouse have been rather lopsided at times
Over the last 10 years, Tech has lost games at KU by 16, 12, 24, 25, and 32 points. However, last season, the Red Raiders did have a chance to win in Lawrence trailing by only two points and having the ball in the final minute of the game. What’s more, in 2021 the meeting in Lawrence went to double overtime with Tech holding a lead in both OT frames.
Back in 2020, Davide Moretti missed a game-tying shot from beyond the arc with just three seconds to play in what would end up being a 66-62 KU win. The season prior, Tech again was down only three points in the final minute of their trip to “The Phog” before falling 67-61.
Still, this is the one arena in the Big 12 that every team would pick to avoid visiting. What’s more, this season the Jayhawks will be a trendy pick to win the National Title.
With big-time Michigan transfer, Hunter Dickinson added to a roster that returns most of last season’s key contributors outside of wing Grady Dick who was an NBA lottery pick this summer, many are picking KU to win it all in 2024. Tech will get a shot at taking down this giant of college hoops when KU comes to Lubbock in what will be one of the games of the year on the South Plains. But no one in scarlet and black is going to be too upset about not having to pay a return visit to Allen Fieldhouse this season.