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K-State Slate: 3.5.14

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We've had Slow WedNewsdays before, but this takes the cake.

He plays much better when he's actually on the court, I hear.
He plays much better when he's actually on the court, I hear.
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Today, it's open season in the Slate, because we just don't have a lot to talk about.

Men's Basketball:

In his mid-week musings, the Capital-Journal's Kevin Haskin is confuzzled as to why Bruce Weber let Will Spradling spend 15 minutes on the bench in the first half.

Here's the Austin American-Statesman's Big 12 Power Poll, in which the 'Cats are fifth.

Women's Basketball:

The Star's Kathleen Gier says the Lady Cats need offensive consistency pronto if they're going to surprise anyone in Oklahoma City this weekend. Of course, even a win over the Jayhawks on Friday (6pm on FCS) is only going to result in a purple smear on Baylor's windshield Saturday afternoon (1:30pm on FSN), but life's like that sometimes.

Speaking of the tournament, the second game Friday is TCU/Texas Tech, also on FCS. The winner of that one gets West Virginia Saturday night in the third game of the day. The festivities begin at 11am with Oklahoma State taking on Iowa State; the late game is Texas/Oklahoma. All Saturday games are on FSN. The OSU/ISU winner takes on Baylor, barring a ridiculous upset, in the early game Sunday; the UT/OU winner meets West Virginia or the TCU/Tech winner in the late game. Both of those contests, as well as Monday night's championship game, are on Fox Sports 1. And we'll have on-site coverage of the Lady Cats' progress here, courtesy of guest contributor Chuck Carver from Crimson & Cream Machine.

Other:

The new budget from the White House contains another $300M for NBAF.