After celebrating a surprising Sweet 16 upset, the Kansas State Wildcats were still not happy with the Kentucky Wildcats.
“They didn’t shake our hands,” Kansas State junior guard Amaad Wainwright told ESPN. “It’s sorry. … They know what they did.”
Wainwright said he was disrespected by Kentucky for leaving the floor before K-State could shake their hands. John Calipari explained why the team left the floor.
“Well, I went down to shake their hands, too, and they were turned and celebrating so that I walked off. I had no disrespect for anything, just that they were celebrating and I was happy for them. I walked off, too.”
He walked off, after shaking hands with the K-State coaches. “There’s no disrespect in any way. They beat us,” Cal said. “They deserved to win the game.”
UPDATE: Deputy Director of Athletics Dewayne Peevy took to Twitter this afternoon to reiterate that this is fake news.
There were several false reports last night that our players didn’t shake hands after the game. Our student-athletes did shake hands with the K-State staff while the team was celebrating. Good luck to @KStateMBB and @RamblersMBB in the Elite Eight. pic.twitter.com/lvo8tQjcME
— DeWayne Peevy (@UKDeWaynePeevy) March 23, 2018