Tonight, the Kansas State Wildcats will host the Kansas Jayhawks at the Octagon of Doom in the latest edition of college basketball’s Sunflower Showdown, and they are certainly look for revenge — less than a month ago, KSU traveled to Lawrence and got smacked by the Kansas, 86-60. The Wildcats have only gone 4-3 since that matchup, while Kansas has gone 7-1, but KSU is hoping that the change of scenery can also change the result.
Wildcats coach Brucer Weber is concerned far less about the venue than he is his team’s mentality, however. This afternoon, he talked about how his players got “punked” at Allen Fieldhouse:
Bruce Weber with quote of the day about KU’s physicality: “If we’re not aggressive, they’re just going to punk us again.”
— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinBig12) February 10, 2014
Bruce Weber says defense is the key for K-State vs. KU: “If we’re on our heels and not aggressive they’ll punk us again.”
— Ken Corbitt (@KenCorbitt) February 10, 2014
No group of 18-22-year-old males wants to hear that it got punked, particularly by its rival — I’m guessing that you’ll see KSU come out with some serious fire tonight. You can tune in to the game at 9:00 on ESPN.