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The regular season for basketball is almost over, thank goodness.

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It's Championship Week! Jon Morse breaks down what's happened so far and what we can expect next in the latest edition of The National.

Be sure to check out the daily schedule and results HERE.

Kansas State will wrap up regular season play against Texas Tech in Lubbock today. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 PM and the game will be available on the ESPN family of networks as well as on WatchESPN.

So what can we expect from the Wildcats in this final game of a mostly forgettable season? Well, hopefully some of the emotion from the big Senior Day win over TCU will carry over and help the team earn a win against a Texas Tech squad that is riding a hot streak and will have its own Senior Day intensity as well (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).

This season has gone poorly by any definition of the word, but despite having played on teams with much more success, Brian Rohleder says this is his favorite squad. When pressed, he suggests it's because everyone on the team is on the same page and striving for the same goal. In other words, this is a team that gives 100%, but the return on investment has been unexpectedly low (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle). In particular, the Wildcats have not managed to follow a conference win with another. Let's hope that trend changes this afternoon.

Here's your official BotC preview of the game, courtesy of Eric Rubottom.

Kansas State takes on West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championships tonight in Oklahoma City. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 PM and the game will be broadcast on the Fox Sports Networks, with extended coverage available via the K-State Sports Network.

Kansas State is a sixth seed in the tournament and has a first round bye for the first time since 2012. All-Big 12 selections Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann lead the team against the Mountaineers, though history is not on their side, with West Virginia leading the series 7-1.

Kansas State buried Arkansas Pine-Bluff with an avalanche of runs, taking the game 18-8 at Tointon Family Stadium yesterday. This was the first time since May 2006 that the BatCats have scored 18 or more runs in back-to-back games.

Home runs from Steve Serratore, Tyler Moore and Michael Smith helped the Wildcats jump out to an early lead and the team never really looked back. Kansas State totaled seven extra-base hits and 17 safeties on a day when Jake Wodtke went 4-of-5 with three RBIs. He currently leads the team in hits and is batting .457 so far this season. Meanwhile, Moore matched his personal best, going 3-of-4 with four RBIs.