The Wildcats held the Retrievers to just 29.8 percent shooting just days after a red-hot shooting performance against the nation's best defense and overall team.
Throughout their winning weekend, Kansas State players insisted their rugged Big 12 schedule helped prepare them for the NCAA Tournament.
In a first round of play that had everything, from the expected 2-seed wins by teams like Duke and North Carolina to the highly improbable and widely unimaginable upset with 1-seed Virginia falling to 16-seed UMBC, those following the tournament saw it all.
This marks just the second time in Conference history for four teams to advance to the Sweet 16 with the first occurring in 2002 when the league had 12 teams.
Duke and Syracuse met in Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 24, with the Blue Devils holding the Orange to 32 percent shooting in a 60-44 win.
The first day in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 32 was filled with blowouts, but also some nail-biting drama, mostly coming in the form of clutch shots - One that propelled MI over Houston, and the other sending Cinderella Loyola-Chicago over Tennessee into the Sweet Sixteen. The Big Ten is undefeated. The Ramblers were joined by the Syracuse Orange as the only double-digit seeds in the Sweet 16, after the Orange pulled off the first major upset of Sunday's games, beating No. 3 seed Michigan State, 55-53. Florida State has a tough matchup against No. 4 seed Gonzaga on Thursday, while Clemson will have to battle it out against No. 1 seed Kansas on Friday.
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"I think what you see happening in college basketball, it's nearly like a revolution", FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said.
The allure of March Madness is possibly greater than it has ever been for a tournament that has always been widely loved.
The No. 5 seed Wildcats defeated Davidson 78-73 in the first round before dominating Buffalo 95-75 Saturday.
Meanwhile, Michigan is the best team remaining in its half of the bracket, as far as seeding.
(Charlotte) - Kansas State won an ugly Round of 32 contest, knocking of 16th-seeded UMBC 50-43 on Sunday.
In terms of upsets, 6-seed Miami also suffered a crushing 64-62 defeat to 11-seed Loyola Chicago following a last second three-point shot that gave their 11-seed opponent the win. "Matchups are important. Making the plays, having the right mojo at the right time".