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Radio Host Apologizes For Taunting Player During Game On Monday Night

Kansas Jayhawks players during a home game.

LAWRENCE, KS - MARCH 02: Kansas Jayhawks players walk onto the court as fans display a large banner during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse on March 2, 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

While the story last night should have revolved around Kansas reasserting itself in the Big 12, some of the headlines shifted toward an incident that occurred toward the sideline with Kansas State's Xavier Sneed.

During the battle between the Jayhawks and the Wildcats, Sneed missed an open dunk and then crashed toward the scorer's table. Unfortunately that moment sparked an unwarranted reaction from Nate Bukaty, a radio host for sports talk in Kansas City.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Bukaty was caught on television waving the boxscore in Sneed's face. Although this wasn't a violent act and there wasn't any foul language on display, it definitely brought out angry fans in Manhattan, Kansas.

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This rivalry has tons of history to it, yet it's hard to remember a time where a radio host mocked one of the players competing in the contest. Video of this taunting gesture can be seen here.

Bukaty quickly went on Twitter to publicly apologize to Sneed and Kansas State fans everywhere:

Hey K-State fans, I was just trying to have a bit of fun. You guys will probably win the league and deserve to do so. You have a great team and I have nothing but respect.

OK, folks, seeing the videos posted, I realize how I came off tonight. Just wanna say I’m sorry for that, to Xavier Sneed in particular. I thought I was having bit of fun, but that’s not how it came off.

Regardless of the taunting that took place yesterday, the Wildcats could have the last laugh when conference play is over.

Kansas State currently holds a slight advantage over Texas Tech and Kanas in the standings. As for Sneed, the junior forward is averaging 10.3 points per game.