ST LOUIS, Mo. - All along Washington Avenue on Saturday, from the Over/Under to Flannery's Pub, walked fans in red and blue.
But these weren't typical Cardinals fans in red, or St. Louis Blues fans in their home jerseys.
They were Kansas Jayhawk basketball fans, hunkered down at bars here for a chilly day of watching the NCAA Tournament from other cities across the nation, before play resumes at the Scottrade Center on Sunday morning.
"It can't be stressful," said one Kansas basketball fan from Overland Park, of the wait to watch his Jayhawks take the floor again. "Look where we are. We're sitting here watching basketball and drinking beer all day long."
Drinking Free States and Boulevards, Shockers fans too mixed in to the crowds, as they await their showdown with Kentucky on Sunday night.
Ross Way drove 8 hours here from Wichita via the "scenic route" to watch just two games, and dreams of a national title game rematch of the "Battle of New Orleans" game which pitted WSU against Kansas more than 20 years ago.
"We've been season ticket holders for 30 years, so it's worth the ride," Way said.