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K-State Slate, 4/24/08

In just two short weeks, I will be done with school until August.  That said, things are probably going to get a little more sporadic around here, so bear with me.

Bloxom's Walkin' Off: Justin Bloxom came up huge for the Bat Cats last night, blasting a two-run, walk-off home run in the 11th inning to give K-State a 9-7 victory over No. 11 UC-Irvine.  That should have the Cats riding a wave of confidence heading into this weekend's important series with Texas in Manhattan.  K-State currently trails Texas by 1.5 games in the Big 12 standings.

Cats Sign Herrera: Frank Martin is bringing in a big body to protect the rim in Hutchinson Community College center Abdul Herrera.  Herrera is a 6'11" center who probably won't contribute much in the way of offense (he averaged about six points per game in 13 minutes per game at Hutch), but clearly is considered an important part of defending some of the bigger guys in the conference.

Take it away, Jeffrey: Over at K-Stated, Jeffrey Martin is really cranking away today.  Check out his three new posts...

News from Fatima Smith: Includes Michael Beasley's timetable for announcing his shoe contract, a documentary that will include Beasley, and where he may or may not be working out this week.

A Latavious Williams Update: As I mentioned last week, Williams was very impressive at the Kingwood Classic AAU tournament, and it looks like Frank Martin and Dalonte Smith are hot on his trail.  Martin notes the "Michael Beasley Effect" is in full force in Williams' recruitment.

It's Not Over Just Yet: Although Montrell McDonald appears to be leaning toward Texas Tech right now, his recruitment isn't over.

Filing it away for later: Over at Crimson and Cream Machine, they're getting pretty pumped about their basketball team for next year.  Given some of the players they're bringing in (Willie Warren) and have returning (Blake Griffin), that's probably warranted.

However, I'm filing this late-April prediction away for next season:

  1.  Kansas St.

Give me odds.

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