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Cats Fall Short of Upset

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Yesterday at Bring on the Cats, we saw the two recaps from Tuesday night's Men's basketball game in Ft. Worth. First, JeffP's Visual Box score, and second KSUEMAW!'s game recap K-State 63, TCU 49.

The Wildcat women get the starting nod today, as they were the only K-State squad in action yesterday. The lady round-ballers went down to Austin to take on the #8/7 Texas Longhorns and made some noise before finally falling 51-58. The Cats held a 27-18 halftime lead, and led by as many as 14, but a 40 point second half by UT, along with K-State only shooting 35% and giving up 13 turnovers, allowed the Longhorns to close the gap and pull out the victory (AP, via Cap-Journal). The loss moves the Cats to 16-9 (6-8) on the season. The Cats return to Bramlage on Sunday afternoon to face the Red Raiders of Texas Tech, in a game that the Cats must win if they want to stay in the NCAA tournament picture.

Over at the Topeka Capital-Journal, Ken Corbitt notes that the Wildcats checked off several items on the long list of concerns from the win against TCU.

As he's been doing so far this football off-season, Jake Trotter as ESPN dropped his pre-spring position rankings for Big 12 defensive backs. As with most groups, K-State ranks in the bottom half of the conference again, landing at #7 even with the return of Dante Barnett and the emergence of Duke Shelley.