January 21, 2020
Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) goes baseline against Kansas State forward Xavier Sneed (20) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.
The goal for the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks is to treat Saturday’s rematch with Kansas State in Manhattan like any other road game. But given the fact that the first meeting between these two teams ended with a brawl that led to suspensions for four players, the Jayhawks also know that what they will walk into Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum will be different from anything they have seen this season. By Matt Tait
Given the ugly fashion in which the Sunflower Showdown ended earlier this week, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self didn’t spend much time in the hours that followed a rivalry game brawl thinking or talking about the actual 40 minutes of basketball that took place inside Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
No. 3 Kansas claimed the first installment of the Sunflower Showdown. And it wasn’t particularly close.