Posted by GameSetMatch on 19th January 2010
More than 15 minutes after the final horn, thousands of Kansas State fans lingered in the stands to savor a hard-earned victory.
No floor-rushing celebrations, no hopping on the scorer’s table, just a loud, sustained ovation.
Even against the nation’s No. 1 team, Kansas State and its fans, many wearing fake beards in homage to high-scoring Jacob Pullen, expected to win.
Jamar Samuels scored 15 of his 20 points in a dominating first half and the Wildcats (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) withstood a gut check rally to knock off top-ranked Texas 71-62 on Monday night.
“Teams rush floors when they do something phenomenal,” said Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly, who had 17 points and eight rebounds against one college basketball’s best front lines. “It’s flattering. They knew we were going to win. They didn’t have to rush the floor because they believed in us.”
Click here to read the full article – By Associated Press of ESPN.com