KUAD KState vs Kansas pregame notes
Love being back in Lawrence can't wait to be in the field house … rcjh!!!
The pick: Kansas. At Allen Fieldhouse and the Jayhawks are hot. This KU squad is starting to fully find its identity and beating dangerous teams like K-State at home will be necessary to win another league title. And that's exactly what the Wildcats are: Dangerous.
Kansas State’s freshmen got their first taste of playing in Allen Fieldhouse a year ago, and nothing could truly prepare them for the electric atmosphere.
“It was hectic,” said Wesley Iwundu, one of four K-State freshmen who played in the 86-60 loss at Kansas. “The crowd was yelling loud the whole game, something I’ve never seen before. It was a fun experience.
“We know what to expect so I think we’ll be ready,” Iwundu said of his return trip when the Wildcats (12-9, 5-3 Big 12) face the No. 9 Jayhawks (17-3, 6-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday.
…“The past few games (at KU) we started off good, and around the second media timeout they got a pretty good lead on us,” said Wildcat senior Thomas Gipson. “We just have to maintain our style of play and don’t get off track from what we do.
“They are good, and the environment is crazy. Last year a lot of people weren’t used to that type of environment. They got a taste of it last year, so I think we’ll be ready for it this year.”