Today's Slate is going to be short and sweet, and therefore, unlike the 2015-16 basketball season in almost every way.
Kansas State lost to Texas Tech 80-71 in Lubbock yesterday to end the regular season with a 16-15 record and a 5-13 mark in the Big 12.
To say this loss was a disappointment would be a gross understatement, but it was a perfect reflection of the season in many ways. Leading by as much as 12 points in the first half, the Wildcats left the door open for a huge run from Texas Tech. Ultimately, the Red Raiders would have a 59.2 field goal percentage, the highest by an opponent this season.
D.J. Johnson had a big day though, who scored his first career double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds) and led the team in both categories. Justin Edwards had 16 points, while Wesley Iwundu (12) and Dean Wade (13) joined him in double figures.
Up next, the Wildcats will be the eighth seed at the Phillips 66 Men's Basketball Big 12 Championships, where Kansas State takes on ninth seed Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
It was one-and-done for Kansas State at the Big 12 Championships quarterfinals, as the team lost to West Virginia 74-65. The Wildcats turned in a solid performance, shooting 52.0 percent in the first half, but where overwhelmed by two 20-point quarters from the Mountaineers.
Megan Deines (22), Breanna Lewis (14), and Kindred Wesemann (13) all scored in the double-digits, while Wesemann also tallied her first double-double, leading the team with 10 rebounds and three steals.
Kansas State now awaits news of the post-season. Selection day is March 14th.
The BatCats had another explosion of runs yesterday, as Kansas State topped Arkansas Pine-Bluff 15-9. Jake Wodtke had a career-high six runs in the game, and the Wildcats have now won four in a row, their first winning streak last March. Tyler Moore also had a big game, going 3-of-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Clayton Dalrymple, Jake Scudder, Tyler Wolfe and Cade Bunnell also had multiple hits in the game.
Up next, the Wildcats will look for a series sweep as Levi MaVorhis takes the mound this afternoon.