KANSAS CITY, Mo. Washington State's Royce Woolridge had been thinking about this game ever since he saw it on the schedule last spring.
This was Kansas, the school he dreamed of playing for, the school he did play for, but just not enough to truly fulfill that dream.
Woolridge transferred from KU after the 2011 season, after playing just 42 minutes as a freshman, and after fearing he would have to wait far too long before his chance at becoming a starter would materialize.
So, Woolridge, a 6-foot-3 guard, sat out a year and earned a starting job with the Cougars this season.
And Monday night, he got to square off against his old team and several of his old friends in the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center.
It just didn't turn out quite the way Woolridge had wished. Not by a long shot.
Woolridge and the Cougars simply got ran over by the Kansas Jayhawks, 78-41, in a game that was truly over before many of the Jayhawks faithful even got settled in their seats.