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K-State Slate: 3.5.12

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K-State Basketball

K-State sent seniors Jamar Samuels and Victor Ojeleye out in style with an easy 77-58 win over Oklahoma State. Samuels posted a double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) in his last game in Manhattan.

Samuels was named co-Big 12 player of the week for his performances against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

Big 12 postseason awards were announced yesterday. K-State's award recipients are listed below, and congratulations to all:

  • Rodney McGruder: Second team, all-defensive team
  • Jamar Samuels: Honorable mention
  • Jordan Henriquez: All-defensive team

With Texas's loss at KU on Saturday night, K-State secured the No. 5 seed for this week's Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. The Wildcats will play Baylor at 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Austin Meek takes a look at a memorable basketball day on the I-70 corridor.

Kansas City

Colorful coaches made the Big 8 tournament must-watch theater back in the 1980s.

Big 12 Roundup

Iowa State topped Baylor, 80-72, in Ames to take the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament ... KU cruised to a 73-63 win over Texas in Lawrence ... Oklahoma battled for a 65-62 home win over Texas A&M ... as usual, it was ugly and forgettable in Lubbock.