Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Alumni News and News
Last Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks hosted more than 60 members and guests of the KU Alumni Association’s Dallas Chapter, including seven new members, for a home game against the Phoenix Suns. The evening kicked off with exclusive courtside access to the shootaround, where Jayhawk fans watched our own Marcus and Markieff Morris go through their pregame routines. The twins smiled and waved to Rock Chalk cheers from the alumni crowd as they prepared for the important late-season matchup.
After the shootaround, a happy hour was held in the American Airlines Center restaurant and bar Pira. The Jayhawk faithful enjoyed a VIP patio area on a pleasant spring evening, with drinks and appetizers provided by the Alumni Association. Finally, it was game time—and the action did not disappoint as the Mavericks came back from an early deficit to clinch a playoff spot, 101-98, in a tense, down-to-the-wire finish. For basketball-loving Jayhawks, it was a great game and overall experience at the American Airlines Center! KU Night with the Mavericks will be a highly anticipated event on the alumni calendar in years to come.
—Bailor Hardman, Dallas Chapter
—Photos courtesy of Nick Kallail, Dallas Chapter