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The Wildcat women pick up a much-needed, and long awaited, win in Ames

Look there, young lady, we can make the Big Dance
Look there, young lady, we can make the Big Dance
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Gracey (aka GAT) was all over the BOTC yesterday. Most notably, she channeled her inner Jonathan Swift and crafted a Modest Proposal for AD John Currie to prevent those unruly fans from ruining his image causing bad press. She also dropped a few brief news bits, first that K-State Soccer has picked up a commitment, then that former Wildcat star Michael Beasley may be getting some serious looks from NBA teams when he returns from China, and finally that Cody Whitehair has officially begun his combine process.

If the Wildcat men are going to pretend it's 2001, maybe we should pretend to turn back the clock and focus on the women's basketball team like we did 15 years ago. Last night in Ames, the Lady Cats dropped plenty of pent-up frustrations on the Lady Cyclones, winning 68-53 in a game that wasn't as close as the final score would indicate. Bre Lewis dropped another double-double with 25 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. She also added six blocks, five in the first half. Joining her in double-double land was Kaylee Page dropped in 13 points and dished out 10 assists. Overall the Cats had 24 assists on 28 made FG's, and shot nearly 46% from the floor (a number that's drug down by only shooting 28% from behind the arc). As for the mentioned frustration: the Cats snapped a 7-game losing streak to the Cyclones, and was the first victory in Ames since the 2008 Big 12 title year. It was also the biggest margin of victory in Ames since 1993. With the victory, the Cats move to 18-9 (8-8) on the season and kept themselves on the right side of the bubble heading into a tough Senior Night matchup on Saturday against the conference-leading Baylor Bears.

Kellis Robinett at the Wichita Eagle gets some Wichita-area fan takes on the new clear bag policy at K-State sporting events. Hint: Moms and those with kids are not fans. Jake Trotter at ESPN breaks down where 2016 Big 12 football recruits hail from, and Kansas comes in tied for 4th with Ohio.

A bit of positive news for the men's basketball team as Brian Rohleder was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Rohleder was also named to the team last year, joining former Wildcat Victor Ojeleye as a multi-year honoree.