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All our thoughts yesterday were centered on one game at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, so lets dive right in, shall we?

The Cats came out strong, and held off a furious second-half rally by the Cowboys for a 75-71 win and advance to the second day of the Big 12 tournament and increase the chances of an NIT bid. K-State SID, Kellis Robinett at the Eagle, Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal, and Avery Osen at the K-State Collegian have their own recaps. Also from the Capital-Journal, Kevin Haskin took a deeper look at Dean Wade's break-out performance last night.

Before the basketball team took all the attention away, the BatCats had their own game going on in Tointon Family Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The Creighton Blue Jays put up two runs in the first inning, but it was all K-State after that as the Cats put up two runs in the 3rd and 5th innings before a 4-run 8th to notch the final margin of 8-2. The Cats snapped Creighton's six-game winning streak while matching the Blue Jay's streak with the victory. The win was Brad Hill's 398th as K-State head coach, and 899th for his career. The Cats also have matched the start of the Big 12 championship season through 12 games with an 8-4 record. Next up for the BatCats is another three-game home series, this time against the University of Milwaukee.

Not truly K-State football related, but Ashley Nickle at the Capital-Journal took a look at Calvin Johnson through the eyes of (now former) teammate and former Wildcat Cornelius Lucas.