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K-State Slate: 2.28.15 - Bring on the Cyclones

It's Big Gameday in Manhattan. Again.

Just look at that face.
Just look at that face.
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Kansas State hosts No. 12/13 Iowa State in Manhattan today, in a game that has massive significance for both teams. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 PM, and it is Senior Day for the Wildcats. Here's your three-minute preview capsule. (Rustin Dodd, Kansas City Star)

Beating the Cyclones was always going to be tough, but Iowa State is determined not to drop two games in a row, as suggested in this preview (Associated Press, via FoxSports).

Meanwhile, Kansas State has struggled to maintain momentum from one game to the next, but the team is energized for this contest (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal). The energy theme is repeated here, with the added context that Iowa State's offense may be better than what the Wildcats faced against Kansas (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

On the heels of the big win on Big Monday, the big question arises again: will Kansas State make the postseason? (Robinett, Star)

Kansas State is on the road for the final time today, taking on TCU in the second game of a two-game road stand. Tipoff is at 2PM. A win would give the Wildcats seven wins in the Big 12. Breanna Lewis leads the team in scoring and should provide the offensive spark for the team, while Ashia Woods leads the team in rebounds and steals and has a career-high 75 assists this season.

At the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames, Akela Jones won her first Big 12 title in the long jump, with a leap of 6.37m, and was joined in the winner's circle by Sara Savatovic, who won her second consecutive weight throw Big 12 title with a throw of 20.66m. It was also her fourth consecutive meet win. In addition to Jones and Savatovic, the women put in all-around good performances. Erica Twiss is currently second in the pentathlon and freshman Akey'la Mitchell has qualified for the finals in the 60m and 200m events. Among the women, Kansas State is currently in the lead with 45 points, with Kansas a distant second.

Unfortunately, the men were less successful and are currently in ninth (last) place, though today's events should help improve their points total.