Kansas State will be playing without Jamar Samuels on Saturday afternoon.
The senior forward that averages 10.0 ppg and 6.6 rpg will be held out due to an eligibility concern. It was announced just 20 minutes before game time. According to the CBS broadcast, this has nothing to do with a) academics, b) behavior or c) anything that happened in Pittsburgh.
Illegal benefits? Curtis Kelly and Jacob Pullen were suspended for just that last season.
No Samuels is a major setback. He is their best rebounder, and the area of the game that K-State has an advantage is on the offensive glass.