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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Predictions: Kansas State Wildcats

We ask our experts who wins tonight’s game.

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It’s round 2 of the Sunflower Showdown, with first place in the Big 12 on the line in Manhattan Monday night. Both teams are coming off of wins in the Big 12/SEC challenge, and all fans of these teams remember the close game in Lawrence recently. Can the Kansas Jayhawks stay a game clear of the rest of the conference, or can the Kansas State Wildcats pull into a tie for the conference lead and blow the race wide open again?

Fizzle406: If literally anybody else was coaching K-State I think there would be a 100% chance of seeing a court storm in Manhattan tonight. Given it’s Bruce Weber, I say there is a 95% chance Kansas drives home defeated. I’ve been wrong quite a bit this season but I think K-State is winning this one. Kansas State 82, Kansas 75

Kyle_Davis21: This year’s matchup in Allen Fieldhouse felt eerily similar to last year’s game, with the outcome coming down to a final shot by K-State. I have a feeling this game will also take a similar route to last year’s 74-71 Kansas win in Manhattan. K-State is on a hot streak, but winning four straight in this conference is a tough task. I’ll say Kansas learned some things from Norman and closes out a tight one. Kansas 77, Kansas State 75

dnoll5: I have no idea what is going to happen in this one, so I’m just going to go with my gut and say that Kansas will pull this one off. KU has been pretty good in these type of situations, and really should be undefeated on the road this season. I say that it will continue in Manhattan. Kansas 88, K-State 80.

Mike.Plank: dnoll has a point, but, he’s forgotten that A) This is K-State’s Super Bowl, and B) See A. As close as the game in Lawrence was, I think we see either a close KU win, or a blowout loss similar to the Valentine’s Day massacre of 2011, with the latter way more likely than the former. Will this be K-State’s first sellout of the year, or have they sold out a game or two already? I’m seriously asking, I don’t know. Then again, I don’t really care. I do care about the outcome of this game, however, and I think I’m gonna go to bed pretty upset on Monday night. K-State 92, Kansas 75.

David: This just doesn’t feel like a game Kansas will win. They played with fire against the Wildcats in Lawrence, but somehow came out on top. I think this will be just as close, but with the reverse outcome. Kansas State 71, Kansas 70

Andy Mitts: I really have no clue what to think about this game, other than Kansas seems incapable of finishing a game with either a big lead or a big deficit. Devonte Graham gets back on track and is the leading scorer, outdueling Dean Wade. But Kansas State rides the home crowd to a huge victory. Kansas State 76, Kansas 74.