Kansas Basketball Powerhouses To Clash ~ BitterSweetLife

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kansas Basketball Powerhouses To Clash

"Kansas Basketball" is now a national entity!

For all most of my life, the KU/K-State basketball "rivalry" has been more a beatdown than a contest. The Jayhawks show up, put in a good licking, and head to the locker room. I'm sure the Wildcats are tired of this routine, but let's be honest: handing out this kind of punishment, year after year, gets kind of stale for the aggressors too.

Here's hoping that things will be different this season. K-State is actually ranked in the Top 25, with a lineup that features a couple NBA players in Bill Walker and Michael Beasley (a leading Player of the Year candidate). Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Jayhawks have a lineup featuring, oh, about five NBA players. Nevertheless, this should be a good game and a needed road test for the Jayhawks.

Because of ESPN's East Coast/West Coast bias, this game won't be nationally televised. However, you can watch if for free on ESPN360. My call:

KU 73
KSU 61



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4 comments:

Will Hicks said...

My call: KU/UCLA/North Carolina/Memphis in the final four, with UCLA winning it all.

That is all.

R. Sherman said...

It would appear that K-State has weathered the "Huggins Era" better than one would have expected.

Cheers.

Ariel said...

My call: KU/UCLA/North Carolina/Memphis in the final four, with UCLA winning it all.

Hard to argue with those picks. If I were to choose my Final Four today, I'd go the same route. Calling for the UCLA win is gutsy... but ultimately futile, of course.

It would appear that K-State has weathered the "Huggins Era" better than one would have expected.

Looks that way. The question is whether Frank Martin will be able to bring high caliber players to Manhattan, since right now he's playing Huggins' studs.

KSU just whacked KU in the Little Apple...I've got to say that Walker was better than realized, Beasley was spectacular, and they have a decent supporting cast. The Jayhawks never looked ready to play...don't know what that was about. Brandon Rush, are you out there?

I could see the Big 12 regular season title coming down to the payback game in Allen Field House.

Will Hicks said...

2007-08 Undefeated KU Season, R.I.P.

 

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