Kansas Topples K-State, 59-53

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KANSAS CITY, Mo — The Sunflower Showdown once again favors the Kansas Jayhawks. It wasn’t pretty, but the Jayhawks outlasted the Kansas State Wildcats 59-53 Monday night in Manhattan, Ks.

The Jayhawks (21-5, 11-2 Big 12) beat the Wildcats (17-8, 6-7 Big 12) for the second time this season. A resume boosting win over Kansas would’ve helped Kansas State’s chances to make the NCAA tournament in March. The Wildcats made this game interesting.

Kansas led 28-18 at the half, but Kansas State started the 2nd half with a 19-8 run and held a 37-36 advantage with 11:30 to go. The Jayhawks answered with an 11-0 run. They led by 10 with 5:30 left. KSU cut the lead to 4 in the last minute, but couldn’t take advantage of some late Jayhawk turnovers and missed some crucial buckets.

K-State forward Jamar Samuels had an outstanding game. He recorded a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. KU center Jeff Withey almost had a triple double with 18 pts, 11 reb, and 9 blocks. KU point guard Tyshawn Taylor added 20 pts.

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