For just the fifth time in school history, the K-State men’s basketball team took down a top-ranked opponent, as they outplayed and upset the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners 80-69 in Bramlage Coliseum Feb. 6, 2016. The victory was also the fourth over a No. 1-ranked team in Bramlage Coliseum, and the third matchup in a row the Wildcats have won against a top-ranked team.
The Wildcats, led by junior forward Wesley Iwundu, who had 22 points, 7 assists, and three steals, held the Sooners, who rely heavily on points from beyond the arc, to just 6 of 24 attempted three point shots. Oklahoma star Buddy Hield, who earlier in the season tied the record for most points by an individual opposing player in Allen Fieldhouse at KU, was contained to just 23 points.
Because fans and students were kept off the court following last year’s court storming incident when the Wildcats took down KU for the second year in a row, the Wildcat players instead started a new tradition of storming the student section.