Jamar Samuels Out For Kansas State Vs. Syracuse With Eligibility Issue

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.

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.

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