The Kansas Jayhawks take the court.
Linda and I attended the semifinal games in the Big Twelve Tournament on March 14, 2014. The opening game was the University of Kansas versus Iowa State and the second game was Baylor versus Texas. We were pleased to be invited to watch the games in the Channel 5 suite where we had seen KU beat Western Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament last March.
The photo opportunities at this location are much better than at Allen Fieldhouse. The seats are in a great location and there is plenty of room to operate a camera without interfering with other people. The lighting is bright enough for lower ISO, though the lights add an odd tint to the photos which I have only partially been able to compensate for in post production.
Iowa State got off to an early lead, but Kansas more than compensated in a 23-5 run which had the Jayhawks up by 10 points in the first half. The Cyclones came back to within 2 points at the end of the first half. Iowa State scored first in the second half, took the lead, and led for the rest of the game.
Over half of the overflow crowd left the Sprint Center following the game, but we remained for the Baylor/Texas game. Baylor dominated the first half and we called it a night at their half time. Baylor went on to win 86-69.
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