Kansas State danced all the way to California last night, after dispatching Wake Forest 95-88 during the First Four. Luke Thompson gave us a quick recap of last night’s action. AMS followed with a deeper look at the impact the seniors had on the game. (Spoiler: Wesley Iwundu is not ready for his collegiate career to end).
There was one other must read item from yesterday, and that is Gracey Terrill’s fantastic tribute to Shakespeare, modern cinema, and Bruce Weber.
We’ll start with the slew of recap’s from last night’s first NCAA Tournament win for the ‘Cats since 2012.
Besides winning, maybe the biggest news of the night was the return of “EMAW” on K-State athletic apparel. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
It’s hard to argue with this team’s resiliency, and we may have to give credit to Bruce Weber for leading the turn around following the 30 point road loss to OU. (Vahe Gregorian, KC Star)
Every year since 2011 a First Four team has gone on to win at least one more game after leaving Dayton, OH. This year the Wildcats believe they are the team to continue that tradition, with Coach Weber going so far as to call playing in the First Four “an advantage”. (Austin Ward, ESPN.com)
K-State is familiar with the first four statistic, having been on the losing end in 2013 against La Salle. With the tables turned this year, some experts are predicting a possible bracket busting run by the ‘Cats. (Scott Gleeson, USA Today)
Tuesday night’s game against the Creighton Blue Jays was cancelled due to snow/cold. At this time there are no plans to reschedule the game. (Staff Reports, Omaha World Herald)