Best of Twitter: Sunflower Showdown


The anticipation for the second round of Sunflower Showdown 2018 brewed for weeks on social media, with tweets ranging from the now infamous “F*** KU” chant to the Cat’s winning streak. The first Sunflower Showdown this year had the Men’s Basketball team stacked against its in-state rivals at KU, losing by just one point in Allen Fieldhouse.

Since that overwhelming loss, K-State has been booming. The men’s team is currently coasting on a four-game winning streak, not to mention the women’s team beating KU Sunday in Lawrence. Both men’s teams were rebounding in the conference, with KU boasting top standings in the Big 12 and K-State trailing in fourth place.

K-State vs. KU, the stakes were high.

Tweets from celebrities, campus groups, and other accounts flooded weekend tweeter into Monday. Here are some of the best:

The “F*** KU” chant has been a big focus of Sunflower Showdown.

In recent years, the K-State student section has chanted against KU at football and men’s basketball games, but students have also chanted it at games against other teams.

The Wildcats and Jayhawks faced off at 8 p.m., with tension building on both sides. Fans poured into Bramlage Coliseum

The Jawhawks led the first half, ending up with KU leading 40-27. This led to interesting debates and desperate Cats fans on twitter.

The Kansas State men’s basketball team lost its home game versus Kansas 70-56, marking the seventh consecutive Sunflower Showdown loss for the Cats. KU Fans took to twitter in triumph, leaving the Cats looking on to the next game at West Virginia where they will take on the Mountaineers on February 3.

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