So there’s some good news and some not-so-great-news for Kansas State men’s basketball today.
Let’s start with the good stuff. Kansas State beat Colorado State 89-70 in a game that may not even have been as close as that scoreline would suggest. The Wildcats have now won five games in a row, including two straight road wins. The 10-1 start is the team’s best under Bruce Weber.
D.J. Johnson was the star of the day. He played just 23 minutes, but finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. He also did this:
Johnson joined five other players in double figures. Xavier Sneed had 12 points, while Wesley Iwundu managed 11. Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes tacked on 10 points each. All in all, the Wildcats administered the Rams a solid beatdown, and earned themselves something like a signature win.
The win helped make up for some less-than-stellar news out for Kansas State basketball. The school announced yesterday that redshirt freshman Dante Williams is set to transfer, while fellow redshirt player Isaiah Maurice was suspended indefinitely for violating department policy. Williams’ struggles are of a personal nature and he may be returning to Texas to be closer to family. With respect to Maurice’s suspension, Weber was careful to note he hadn’t lost faith in the freshman and that “he’ll be back sooner or later.”
The women’s basketball team is in action today at Bramlage Coliseum, taking on Princeton in the final game of a three-game homestand. The game will start at 1 PM and will be available on ESPN3.
Keep a lookout for Breanna Lewis. The senior currently leads the team with a 15.1 point average on a .690 field goal percentage, and also leads in rebounds with an 8.9 average per game.
Jordan Willis has already earned plenty of compliments this season, but the best may have come from Bill Snyder himself, who said the following:
Numerous times I have shared with our players that Jordan was the epitome of what our program is all about.
At Kansas State, there is no higher praise.
It’s bitterly cold today, even by our usual standards in the middle of the country. Stay indoors. Stay warm. Blame Canada.