The most significant bit of Kansas State news of the past few days is that Bill Snyder is rumored to be in treatment for an undisclosed medical condition. As we noted yesterday, he is being treated for a “serious but treatable” medical issue.
Snyder allegedly received treatment at a Kansas City area hospital as well as at another medical facility out-of-state. He is expected to be fully recovered for spring practice and available for the 2017 season.
Good wishes for a quick recovery have poured in on Twitter, but I want to take special note of this one:
Prayers for a speedy recovery for the best to ever do it. #CoachSnyder— David Beaty (@beaty_david) February 11, 2017
The Wildcats are in Morgantown today to take on #13/14 West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 11 AM CT (now!) and the game will be available on ESPN.
As with the last couple of meetings between the teams, defense will be the name of the game for Kansas State today. Although the two teams have very different styles, they’re both tied for third in the league in scoring defense, allowing 65.8 points per game (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).
A victory for the Wildcats may be contingent on the play of point guard Kamau Stokes. His streak of double-digit scoring is now 14 games long and he’s getting closer to being the team’s leading scorer. He’s one of four Kansas State players averaging 12.0 points or more this season, and he’s showing a lot of confidence after missing part of the season last year with a severe knee injury (Corbitt, Capital-Journal).
A win today may be critical for Kansas State’s post-season chances. This season, Bruce Weber has put in some schematic changes designed to make the most of his team’s versatile talents. The results have been mixed so far (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).
The women’s team is staying home today to take on Iowa State at Bramlage Coliseum. The game is scheduled to start at 1 PM CT.
The Wildcats are currently 17-7 and have three players in double figures. Seniors Kindred Wesemann and Breanna Lewis lead the pack with a combined total of 35 points in their last game. Wesemann also lead the Big 12 in three-point scoring.
The Cyclones are only 4-8 in the Big 12 so far, but as Wesemann notes in the link above, every Iowa State player is a true scoring threat, and are coming off a big 80-55 road win over West Virginia. The Cyclones won the last matchup with Kansas State in Ames.
Happy weekend! GO CATS!!