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Let's Just Think About Last Night

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Wow! I must admit that it was with some trepidation that I sat down to watch the KU/K-State game last night.  I happened to get a text from my friend Margaret Goger Cranston just as I was turning on the TV, approximately 15 minutes into the game.  Her text read, "Are you watching the game?".  I immediately knew I needed to hurry, as she is a KU fan and is not a sadist.  Her text surely meant that my Wildcats had somehow managed to pull ahead of the Hawks.  I was anxious to savor a few minutes, what I thought could only be a few minutes, of superiority by the Cats. I respect the Jayhawks, they've certainly earned that respect. I found the remote...pushed the right buttons.. and euphoria! I was blown away to see that the Cats were leading by a very respectable margin and soon witnessed why that was. They were playing like the team we'd heard about pre-season!  Jacob Pullen was phenomenal, and he wasn't having to do it alone. All of the Cats played smart, they played as a team, they were aggresive on offense and defended well... all without much fouling in the process and they would not be stopped in getting to the basket.  They really rattled the usually calm, cool and collected Jayhawks, who clearly were not expecting a challenge and could not adjust.  The overall KU V. K-State record is still abysmal, but let's not think about that now, let's just think about last night.

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