K-State History vs. #1 Teams

MANHATTAN, Kan. - It's happened only 14 previous times in the 2,481 games of Kansas State University's basketball history. The Wildcats playing the No. 1 team in the nation. That will happen on ESPN's "Big Monday" when the 15-2 Wildcats take on the unbeaten (17-0) and No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns.

In K-State history, only twice have the Wildcats defeated a No. 1 ranked team:

• Jan. 17, 1994 – K-State 68, No. 1 Kansas 64 – Allen Field House Askia Jones netted 26 and Anthony Beane added another 18, while Deryl Cunningham starred on the backboards with 10.

Only few times has K-State demonstrated a better defense as the ‘Cats held Greg Ostertag to two points and three returns, and Jacque Vaughn to four points.

• Feb. 8, 1990 – K-State 65, No. 1 Missouri 58 – Bramlage Coliseum.

Jean Derouillere scored 24 and Steve Henson 18 to lead the Wildcats to victory. While K-State shot just 39 percent from the field, the Wildcats limited the Tigers to 29 percent shooting.

K-State was down 32-28 at the half, but dominated in the second half. Anthony Peeler led Mizzou with 18 points.


2 VICTORIES; 12 LOSSES
2001-02 Kansas Loss, 103-68 Lawrence
1996-97 Kansas Loss, 78-58 Lawrence
1996-97 Kansas Loss, 62-59 Manhattan
1993-94 Kansas Win, 68-64 Lawrence
1992-93 Kansas Loss, 71-65 Manhattan
1989-90 Missouri Win, 65-58 Manhattan
1988-89 Oklahoma Loss, 86-82 Norman
1988-89 Oklahoma Loss, 90-82 Manhattan
1986-87 UNLV Loss, 80-61 NCAA – Salt Lake City, Utah
1981-82 Missouri Loss, 59-58 Manhattan
1963-64 UCLA Loss, 90-82 Final Four – Kansas City, Mo.
1962-63 Cincinnati Loss, 75-61 Manhattan
1956-57 Kansas Loss, 51-45 Lawrence
1950-51 Kentucky Loss, 68-58 NCAA Title Game – Minneapolis, Minn.


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