All college basketball arenas make life tougher for the visiting team, but some home-court advantages are more equal than others. Some gyms have put together such an impressive history that their names alone are enough to provoke a shudder in opposing players and fans.
Kansas’ iconic Allen Fieldhouse has given foes decades worth of reasons to beware of the Phog. The Jayhawks expect to win every game they play on that floor—and for 69 tries in a row starting in 2008, they did.
Read on for more reasons that Lawrence is always an unwelcome destination on the schedule, along with looks at nine more of the country’s most fearsome home courts. The arenas are ranked primarily according to how much of an edge they provide by themselves, but naturally, those that have consistently great players on the floor will also tend to be the ones visitors most hate to see.