From Kit Lisaskus the MU basketball equipment manager, talk about home cooking:
Friday afternoon the Tigers arrived by charter bus in Lawrence. Checking into the Marriott, they were met by hotel personnel and told the bus could not park there and were given a spot roughly 300 yards from the hotel entrance. Kit and his crew asked for hotel carts to transport luggage, etc, they were told no carts available. So the team and coaches packed their stuff 300 yards to the Marriott.
They then proceeded to wait in the lobby for over an hour to get checked in all the while being harassed by KU fans. That is OK. When the players were allowed in their rooms the phones constantly rang as the hotel had given out players room numbers to ANYONE who saw fit to call. This would go on until wee hours of the morning until the hotel turned the phones off. Backing up no meals were prepared for the team so they had to wait. Coaches contacted Allen Fieldhouse personnel for a shoot around Friday night. Could not do as for some reason KU had scheduled a women's game, never done before in KU/MU history. Only time available 8am the next morning??
Gets better, no shoot around so team assembles in banquet room at the Marriott for film session. Chairs and tables piled in the corner and the room filled with MUCK FIZZOU signs throughout the room. That's OK now let's watch the film OK but where is the video equipment that was to be provided? No one at the hotel could seem to find it??? NO film session. After a long and sleepless night the Tigers get some cold breakfast and head to Phog.