Thursday, January 31, 2008

MUST BE SUPER BOWL WEEK: NAMATH REDUX

We don’t watch a lot of Big 12 basketball…OK, that’s a lie…we don’t watch any Big 12 basketball, but this popped up on the radar screen this week via PTI.

Kansas State’s Super freshmen Michael Beaseley ruffled a few feathers of the Wildcats’ arch rival Jayhawks this week when he said, "We're going to beat Kansas at home. We're going to beat them at their house. We're going to beat them in Africa. Wherever we play, we're going to beat them."

The nation’s leading rebounder and #4 scorer was simply trying to stop a losing streak that trumps Clemson’s futility in Chapel Hill. Kansas State fans had come to call it The Streak -- 24 years of home-court futility against Kansas.




Beasley, who wasn't even alive when the Jayhawks began their 24-game winning streak in the Little Apple, scored 25 points Wednesday night and led the No. 22 Wildcats to an 84-75 victory over previously unbeaten Kansas, touching off a mob scene on center court.

In what appeared to be an attempt to sooth his previously inflammatory remarks that, no doubt, he’ll be hearing plenty about come rematch time in Lawrence, Beasley said, "I know it means a lot around the city, people at the school, but it's just a game to me."

Yeah, right.

Kansas State forward Michael Beasley (30) drives on Kansas center Sasha Kaun (24) during the second half . (AP Photos/Orlin Wagner)

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