As the Syracuse Orange get set to take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the first game of Round 3 of the 2012 NCAA Tournament without center Fab Melo, the Wildcats will also be without senior forward Jamar Samuels according to a school release.
K-State just put out a release: No Jamar Samuels today. He is dealing with an eligibility concern.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 17, 2012
Samuels averaged 10.3 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Wildcats; he was the team's second leading scorer. In a weird twist however, it appears Kansas State is working fervently to get Samuels eligibility restored so he can play in the game.
I asked if he could be cleared to play during the game. John Currie said K-State is working as rapidly as possible to resolve issue.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 17, 2012
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