Kansas State defeated Kansas 85-82 on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum. By now you’ve likely watched and possibly re-watched the game. Seeing as how we have a load of reading material from the Wildcats’ victory, including my game story, a sidebar from Rustin Dodd, a column from Bob Lutz and a column from Sam Mellinger, I am going to speed past my postgame thoughts and get right into the player ratings.
Though it is worth pointing out one more time how K-State won this game as a team. In Lawrence, the Jayhawks separated themselves from the Wildcats the moment Bruce Weber turned to his subs.
“They punked us,” Weber said.
This time, K-State won behind the strong play of D.J. Johnson, Nino Williams and Omari Lawrence. Kudos to them. Few saw that coming. K-State also played impressively on defense, especially on the perimeter. Kansas made three of 17 shots from beyond the arc. (more…)