Fans come together locally to root on college hoops teams

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Fans who couldn't find their way to Kansas City for the game came together locally and when they're in the same place, the rivalry is alive and well.

Wildcat and Jayhawk fans cheered on their teams hoping for a Sunflower Showdown rematch in the championship.

For the first time in 14 years, a team besides KU is the number one seed, and is just so happens to be their in state rivals.

"It was awesome winning the big 12,” Josh Elliott, a K-State fan, said. “If you would have asked me after the second game of the Big 12 season, I would have been like, ‘No way. Ain’t going to happen."

Like many others, the Hamiltons are watching together as a house divided.

"I’m obviously going to be for K-State,” Audrey Hamilton, a K-State fan, said. “They won the Big 12 and I hope they can win the tournament too. Take it away from KU a little bit."

"We go through this every time we go out, because we always wear our colors,” Phil Hamilton, Audrey’s husband and a KU fan, said. “People always make a big deal out of it, but we're usually pretty good.”

Even though Phil wears crimson and blue and Audrey wears purple, they set it aside after the final buzzer.

"I support K-State because I support her too so we're all good,” Phil said.