Great atmosphere! I also liked how the students were imploring the alums to stand in the final minutes.
Both teams battled hard all game, but as noted above, guard play on K State was superior and their work on the offensive glass was decisive. There were a fair number of strange foul calls (and non-calls), including the one charge on Garino, but every game is like that and they go both ways--can't say it mattered. (For those watching on TV, was really that a foul on the three pointer which led to their 4 point lead?). I would note that we fouled one of their big guys with 20 seconds left and the refs didn't call it--forcing us to foul a shooter (Spralding) and costing at least five seconds in time.
Only 12 turnovers was nice, but K State never really pressed the entire game. Young Mr. McDonald was still pick-pocketed for an easy lay-up, although I thought he should a few more flashes of aggressiveness and quickness on the dribble than I have seen all year.
Mr. Bynes played hard, but one has to question how he ends with the ball about four times in the final five minutes with the clock winding down and takes the show on his own--missing every single time except when he was called for travelling (didn't look like he traveleed to me).
Bottom line: If sports is entertainment, today was a success, if less successful than it could have been.