NCAA Tournament: Kansas State delivers another upset, this time over Kentucky

NCAA Tournament: Kansas State delivers another upset, this time over Kentucky

He watched the game with his mother in NY wearing a purple shirt and felt crushed when the Wildcats lost.

Resurfacing at Kansas State the next year, Weber had trouble getting over the same hump, never going past the second round with the Wildcats until 2018. 15 of those points were from three-pointers.

According to Kansas State players, who pulled off the improbable 61-58 win to set up an Elite 8 matchup with Loyola-Chicago on Saturday, the Kentucky players refused to shake hands. Maybe they got tired and exhausted.

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K-State's next game has special meaning for him.

Kentucky coach John Calipari told ESPNthat Kansas State was busy celebrating on the court when he went to go shake their hands. And it kind of got us a little out of rhythm, and it wears you down. After all, they would have one final shot to send the contest into overtime. And it's a decision that certainly looks good now. "We didn't move the ball against UMBC".

The win marks the first time in school history that K-State has defeated Kentucky (1-9), as the team improves to 37-33 all-time in NCAA tournament play. "We was down 12 early, but we knew we still had a lot of game left".

"Lockdown Brown" also had 13 points, including a last-minute layup that gave K-State a 60-58 lead with 19 seconds left.

"We made sure they saw it, and we put it up on the board", Weber said.

Right out of the gate, K-State were relentless. "He missed a couple of them there down the stretch, but he made a big one at the end". "We knew all their plays".

Whether it was to Charlotte or even now, Atlanta, for two fans, a father and son, they've just been enjoying the ride together.

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To paraphrase: "Back then they didn't want me, now I'm hot they all on me". "It was us being very, very focused on scouting reports and being locked in".

Thursday night's win marked the first defeat for K-State over Kentucky in 10 matchups.

And the Wildcats did it despite Sneed and Makol Mawien each fouling out, as well as star power forward Dean Wade limited to just eight minutes as he returned from a stress fracture in his foot suffered three weeks ago.

"We just wanted to keep fighting", said Knox, who finished with 13 point and eight rebounds.

"These guys have been preparing for it and the reason why we can do it is these guys are winners", coach Porter Moser said. Defending the gaps, helping the helper, rebounding and pushing the ball in transition.

11 - Steals for Kansas State, the most against United Kingdom this season. But there is a difference between being short and being lorded over.

On those occasions, what the Wildcats surrender in size they compensate with quickness. "Size-wise they had the advantage", Stokes said. You had to help no matter what.

"We had 30 fouls".

Kansas State players whooped and hollered all the way to the locker room after the final buzzer. Now, they're happy hear the silence success brings.

K-State (25-11) advances to the finals of the South Regional, where the Wildcats will take on No. 11 seed Loyola Chicago (32-5) on Saturday at 6:09 the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, with a trip to the Final Four on the line.