JACK'S SMACK: Wildcat fans have something to celebrate...for now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a terrific college atmosphere in Aggieville for the big Monday game.

I don't know about storming the court. I'm not making a big deal out of it, but I didn't think K-State fans would want to give KU the satisfaction that it was really an upset on their own floor.

I don't have a dog in the fight, so if you choose to rub it in, go ahead and knock yourself out.

I'll say this, K-State showed a lot of grit, but the Cats still managed to gag away, a nine point lead late in the game and that's after leading most of the way.

Andrew Wiggins, who didn't do squat all night, hit K-State with a dagger at the end of regulation, forcing overtime.

Let's be honest here, KU doesn't take K-State seriously. They don't. Maybe this will teach them a lesson, but I doubt it. Team entitlement still believes it can turn on the switch at any time.

Perry Ellis is the only starter that put out a solid effort for the entire game.

Bill Self was livid and I don't blame him. He benched his No. 1 draft pick. Joel Embiid was on the floor for only 18 minutes. Six points, six rebounds and he wasn't in foul trouble. He was a no-show.

You get KU away from the ol' barn and they have some serious problems.

Marcus Foster outplayed all three of KU's freshmen. Bruce Weber and his staff have done a very good job. This win will be a nice little nugget for K-State, when Selection Sunday rolls around.

This loss means nothing other than pride to KU. They're still the No. 1 RPI in America.

The bus ride to the Flint Hills and back to Mt. Oread must have seemed like punishment for the KU blue bloods.

Its takes a Duke, Kentucky or Bucknell to get the Jayhawks' attention.

So go right ahead Cat fans and celebrate the overtime victory. I would remind all of you who stormed the court, just in case you lost track: It's now Kansas 48 wins, K-State, four in the last 52 games.


That's Jack's Smack.

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