K-State’s Mike Evans blocks out Russia’s 7-foot-4 center Vladimir Tkachenko during a 1978 game at Ahearn Field House. At left, the Jan. 20 edition of The Mercury

With Russia firmly established as an international villain again, a relative asked me last weekend if I had ever heard anything about the night K-State beat the Soviet Union.

Funny you should ask. I was there.

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