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K-State Slate: 2.27.14

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A tardy potpourri.

Leti went OFF last night.
Leti went OFF last night.
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Sorry we're late. Communication issues.

Men's Basketball:

FOX's Louis Ojeda Jr. points out the obvious: even NBA players give phantom high-fives when shooting technicals. R-O-U-T-I-N-E.

Ryan Schultz is an Academic All-Big 12 first teamer, and Will Spradling was named to the second team. Thing I Did Not Notice: in January, they announced the Big 12 Honor Roll for fall, and I only caught the 4.0 guys. But incoming transfer Brandon Bolden and, perhaps surprisingly considering the reasons for his ineligibility until December, Jevon Thomas both made that list, along with Schultz, Spradling, Brian Rohleder, and Jack Karapetyan.

The Capital-Journal's Ken Corbitt on K-State's relief at shaking off the road bug.

Yesterday was Tex Winter's 92nd birthday, and Vahe Gregorian has some interesting tidbits courtesy of Larry Weigel.

The men's basketball award banquet is set for April 15. Tickets available now.

Women's Basketball:

The Lady Cats jumped out to a 21-0 lead before Kansas finally scored with over six minutes gone in the game. Over the next 30 minutes, the Jayhawks clobbered K-State, eventually tying the game with just over five minutes to go. But the Wildcats rallied and escaped with a 76-68 win at Allen Fieldhouse. It was a big night for the freshmen as Leti Romero had 26 and Kindred Wesemann added 15. -- official recap - Collegian

Other recaps: Kathleen Gier at the Star, Mike Vernon at the Capital-Journal, Matt Tait at the Lawrence Journal-World

Baseball:

Some info from down Abilene way on the BatCats sudden unscheduled road trip. How'd this come about? Abilene Christian and Grand Canyon had a scheduled three-game series this weekend, and those two teams were kind enough to alter their plans to make room for K-State and Missouri State, whose home-opening series was also frozen out. We'll have more on the series-turned-tournament tomorrow.

Track:

The 'Cats head to Ames tomorrow for the Big 12 Indoor Track Championships. Five Wildcats - Devin Field (M long jump), Devin Dick (M heptathlon), Alyx Treasure (W high jump), Sara Savatovic (W shot put), and Erica Twiss (W pentathlon) are currently ranked first in the conference, and are therefore the logical favorites to bring home conference titles. Next week, optional qualifying meets for the NCAAs; in two weeks, the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, for which Field, Dick, Treasure, and Twiss are, for the moment, in position to qualify.

Equestrian:

Their loss to Oklahoma State dropped the Wildcats from fourth to sixth in the national rankings. They'll have a chance to bounce back tomorrow at Timbercreek Stables, but it won't be easy: they're hosting second-ranked Baylor.