KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Cars, trucks and vans bearing Kansas
plates will be clogging the highways leading North out of the
Sunflower State this week.
The question is, what will normally quarrelsome Kansas and
Kansas State fans do for or to each other once they get to Omaha?
Will purple-clad Wildcat faithful bring themselves to root for
top-seeded Kansas in its first-round NCAA game against Portland
And what will Jayhawk followers do when the hated Wildcats take
the same Qwest Center court later on Thursday for their first-round
match vs. USC?
No one expected Kansas and Kansas State would be assigned to the
same regional and the same first-round site and even play on the
The Jayhawks and Wildcats played twice this year, each winning
at home. If they both survive their first three N-C-A-A games,
they'll meet in Detroit in the regional finals with the winner
going to the Final Four.
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