K State Gives Kansas First Loss

Beasley, Wildcats down rival Jayhawks at home for first time since 1983
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:44 PM CST
Kansas State forward Bill Walker (12) drives on Kansas forward Darrell Arthur (00) during the second half of their college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. Kansas State beat...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Standout freshman Michael Beasley continued his impressive season by leading the No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats to an 84-75 victory over intra-state rival No. 2 Kansas. Beasley, the nation’s leading rebounder and No. 4 scorer, scored 25 points despite being double- and even triple-teamed all night. Beasley also shot 4-of-4 from deep and grabbed six rebounds, reports the Associated Press.

The previously undefeated Jayhawks had not lost on Kansas State’s home court since 1983, a streak that spanned 24 games. However Beasley and the rest of the Wildcats took care of that streak and now find themselves sitting atop the Big 12 with a stellar 5-0 conference record. Mario Chalmers led Kansas with 19 points.