For Samuels, beating KU would be historic

The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 2 in the country, have won a nation-leading 58 straight games at home and are set to honor all-time great point guard Sherron Collins on senior night.

With all that going for them, K-State sophomore forward Jamar Samuels was asked Tuesday evening what it would mean to him if the No. 5 Wildcats are able to win Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse?

His answer was a bold one.

“We’ll go down in history, I think, as the best K-State team,” Samuels said. “Even if we don’t win a national championship we still have to go down as the best K-State team, because we beat KU at KU on their amazing streak. And they have a very good team this year.”
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Gameday Preview: KU at K-State

The Sunflower Showdown is always a big game, but today’s battle between Kansas and Kansas State goes way beyond bragging rights.

If the Wildcats win they will further increase their lead atop the Big 12 North standings and be in terrific shape to go on and win the division.

If the Jayhawks win they will become bowl eligible and get back into the conversation for a North title.

Both teams have only a few games remaining, and anything is possible. But it will be awfully hard for either of these squads to get to where they want to be without first picking up a win in Manhattan.
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