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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 64, K-State 49 | Smithology |
Considering that K-State has one of the better defenses in the nation, the Jayhawks were highly unlikely to blow out their rivals in this Sunflower Showdown.

Notebook: Bill Self not talking about conference streak with current KU team |
They’ve attached a slogan to it — no pressure, no diamonds — and its intensity hits everyone from the seldom-used, four- and five-year program guys to the 5-star, one-and-done types

Benton Smith: Jayhawks’ Big 12 title streak still has a pulse after defeating Wildcats |
No, the 64-49 victory for Kansas against rival Kansas State didn’t catapult the seemingly eternal conference champs back into first place. The Sunflower Showdown win didn’t even boost KU to second or knock the Wildcats out of first.

How a Bill Self adjustment — and 10 minutes of practice — helped KU shut down K-State
“Our ball screen defense,” Self said, barely over a whisper, “hurt us more than anything else.”

Kansas stops K-State, 64-49, stays alive in Big 12 race: ‘There’s a lot to play for’
Inspired by a stellar performance by junior forward Mitch Lightfoot (nine points, six rebounds and three blocks), the Jayhawks remained in contention for a 15th consecutive Big 12 regular-season men’s basketball championship by upending Kansas State 64-49 on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Lightfoot, Garrett give KU a spark against K-State and keep Jayhawks in Big 12 race
Perhaps the most back-to-the-wall game the program has experienced in the Bill Self era opened with four freshmen and transfer Dedric Lawson. The only players who took the floor for KU on Monday against first-place Kansas State who had played for a Big 12 championship team were Mitch Lightfoot and Marcus Garrett.

K-State basketball surges up latest top 25 poll, but Wildcats remain behind KU
But its winning streak wasn’t enough for K-State to pass its rival. The Kansas Jayhawks are still ahead of the Wildcats at No. 15. KU (20-7, 9-5) dropped three spots after a 91-62 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday.

‘Living your dream’: Mitch Lightfoot takes over vs. K-State
"I don't think I can say too much," Lightfoot said after Kansas defeated K-State 64-49. “It's K-State vs. Kansas and those two teams don't like each other and we know it."

KU basketball vs. Kansas State: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU basketball needed a win to keep its Big 12 hopes alive. The Jayhawks got just that, avenging an earlier defeat to K-State with a 64-49 win over their in-state rival.

Self: Kansas "in the game" for the Big 12 title
Kansas is back “in the game” of fighting for the Big 12 title after defeating Kansas State Monday night, said Kansas coach Bill Self.

Mitch Lightfoot destroys shot, wags finger at Kansas State
A year ago, Kansas won a game at TCU because of a terrific effort from Mitch Lightfoot. And he's been reprising that role over the past few weeks as Kansas has needed him to step up.

247Sports expert logs Crystal Ball pick for Matthew Hurt
Even with Daniels’ pick of Duke, Kansas still dominates Hurt’s 247Sports Crystal Ball.

Kansas, not in control of own destiny, needs help in Big 12 chase
Kansas kept its conference title hopes alive Monday night by beating first-place Kansas State 64-49 at Allen Fieldhouse, but the Jayhawks, 10-5 in the Big 12, remain in third place. They're a game behind 11-4 Kansas State and a half-game behind 10-4 Texas Tech.

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