K-State Guard: "This Was A Big-Time Win For Us"

Kansas State snapped an eight-game losing streak against Kansas on Tuesday

February 06, 2019 - 9:59 am

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Kansas State beat No. 13 Kansas, 74-67, on Tuesday to snap an eight-game losing streak to the Jayhawks. The victory was especially meaningful for K-State’s seniors, including Barry Brown Jr., who scored a game-high 18 points.

“Definitely (felt good),” Brown said on Ferrall on the Bench. “Me being a senior, never beating them – this was a big-time win for us, for our fans, coaches and teammates. . . . The past couples times we played them, they got up on us – both away and home. So it was an emphasis to shut them out early, and we were able to do that.”

K-State (17-5, 7-2) has won seven of its last eight games. Senior forward Dean Wade is averaging 17 points over his last six games and chipped in with 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists against Kansas.

“Dean does a lot for us – a lot of things that guys really don’t see on a daily basis,” Brown said of the All-Big 12 player. “He’s great on defense, he’s definitely an offensive threat – he does a lot for us. He came out that second half and really played aggressive and confident and knocked down some shots that we knew he could make.”

The Jayhawks (17-6, 6-4) have won 15 straight Big 12 titles, but K-State is currently atop the conference. The Wildcats last won the Big 12 in 2013. In fact, that is the only time they’ve won it since 1977.

Could they do it again this season?

“That’s always the goal,” Brown said. “But right now we’re focused on the next game.”

K-State plays Baylor (15-6, 6-2) in Waco on Saturday. The Bears have won six straight.