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Who would win the all-time matchup? Texas men versus Kansas State

Posted December 30th, 2016

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Not terribly excited about tonight’s Big 12 opener between Texas (6-6) and Kansas State (11-1)?

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What if both schools showed up with the best players they’ve ever put on the floor, all in the prime of their college careers? Below we’ve selected an “all-time starting five” from Texas and Kansas State.

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Use the Twitter poll at the bottom to vote for who you think would win.

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Texas

G T.J. Ford, 6-0 (2001-2003) — 12.9 pts, 8.0 ast, 3.8 reb

G Travis Mays, 6-2 (1986-1990) — 18.4 pts, 4.8 reb, 2.3 ast

F Kevin Durant, 6-9 (2006-07) — 25.8 pts, 11.1 reb, 1.3 ast

F LaMarcus Aldridge, 6-11 (2004-2006) — 13.5 pts, 8.2 reb

C Chris Mihm, 7-0 (1997-2000) — 14.6 pts, 9.8 reb, 2.8 blk

Kansas State

G Lon Kruger, 5-11 (1971-74) — 13.3 pts, 2.6 reb

G Mike Evans, 6-1 (1974-78) — 18.1 pts, 3.4 reb

G Mitch Richmond, 6-5 (1986-1988) — 20.7 pts, 6.0 reb, 3.2 ast

F Michael Beasley, 6-9 (2007-08) — 26.2 pts, 12.4 reb, 1.2 ast

F Bob Boozer, 6-8 (1956-1959) — 21.9 pts

5-second breakdown

Oh, my god. LaMarcus Aldridge versus Michael Beasley stands out right away. Until seeing those numbers, I almost forgot how good Beasley was at K-State. The Wildcats would have matchup nightmares with T.J. Ford and Chris Mihm, though — not to mention Kevin Durant — which would probably be decisive.

What do you think?

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