LAWRENCE — Nobody had ever seen anything like it.
After Baylor's players were introduced before Wednesday's game at Kansas, the Bears left the Allen Fieldhouse floor, retreating into a corridor for some last-minute instructions by Baylor coach Scott Drew.
Only the Jayhawks were on the floor through the historical video montage and player introductions.
Drew's explanation: He wanted to go someplace where his team could hear him.
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"It was simply because we knew we only had a minute and we wanted to go over what we wanted to do to start the game," Drew said. "There are no rules against it or anything. We met in the hallway and discussed how we were going to handle the beginning of the game.
"Their intro is pretty good and pretty long. No disrespect or anything like that. One thing about Kansas fans is they're passionate and they're good, and they're knowledgeable. A number of them gave us a standing ovation, they noticed we played hard."
Many fans booed when Baylor returned to the court.
Kansas coach Bill Self said his team noticed.
"It was highly unusual," Self said. "We would never do that."
Self said he spoke briefly to Drew about it after the game.