Not much news in Wildcatland the last few days. However, the first round of the NCAA tournament kicks off today, so stick with Bring on the Cats for your How To Watch and open thread needs (because we all know you'd rather be watching and talking about basketball than actually working today). Also stay tuned as a bit later this morning Luke Thompson serves up another Bring on the Podcast featuring the Manhattan Mercury's Joel Jellison.
In what is quickly becoming the story for the season, after a less-than-stellar outing on Tuesday night, the BatCats bounced back big on Wednesday night for a commanding 11-5 win over Stephen F. Austin. The Cats scored at least one run in every inning except the 3rd, and had four multi-run innings, and five Cats had at least two hits. Freshman Logan Wiley started and went unblemished through four innings to pick up the first win of his Wildcat career. The Cats will be back in action on Friday at 6:35pm to wrap up their current 12-game home-stand with a weekend series against Western Carolina. The Catamounts will come to Manhattan with a 6-10 record and fresh off a mid-week win at home against Gardner-Webb.
As the women get ready for their Big Dance opportunity, the K-State beat writers have started to turn their focus in that direction. Yesterday, Kellis Robinett at the Wichita Eagle dropped a profile of star junior Breanna Lewis, and how her development has helped lead K-State back to the NCAA tournament. Fun side-note: the Wildcats held the Big 8's auto-big to the very first NCAA women's tournament (knocking off then-power Old Dominion to advance to the regional finals before falling to National Runner-Up Cheyney State (now D-2)); and the Cats participated in the first three tourneys before (now-UTSA AD) Lynn Hickey left for Texas A&M.