Basketball happened last night, but we’ll lead with the big news in Manhattan. Aggieville was rocked this morning by a fire that has consumed the Dusty Bookshelf, a longtime Aggieville business located in the old student bookstore at the corner or Manhattan Ave and Moro St. According to the reports from KMAN, the fire was reported about 3:45am, and around 6am a Facebook Live stream showed fire still raging inside the building. By 7:45am (at the time of the Slate picture), visible flames were gone and smoke was no longer coming from the building, but smoke could be seen inside the building through the Moro-facing window. Fortunately, no-one was hurt in the fire, and the Dusty Bookshelf’s resident cat, Oliver, was also reported to have escaped unharmed.
K-State basketball did the thing last night. They did something the thing they weren’t able to do in Manhattan earlier this month, and they beat TCU. They also kept themselves in the bubble discussion for a few more days thanks to a 20-point performance from Dean Wade, and a 16-10 double-double night from Wesley Iwundu. Our own Luke Thompson has the BotC recap, and Greg Woods has an excellent breakdown of the game complete with GIF’s. From around the K-State sphere: Kellis Robinett’s recap for the Wichita Eagle, Ken Corbitt’s from the Topeka Capital-Journal, and the official SID recap from K-State. And from the frog-side, Chris Conaty recaps for Frogs O’ War.
Next up for the Cats is their final regular season game of the year, Senior Day at home versus Texas Tech on Saturday. The Red Raiders have yet to win a Big 12 road game this season, so the Cats will look to avoid becoming the team to break that trend.
The K-State women’s basketball team received several honors from the Big 12 Conference as announced yesterday. Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann were named to the All-Big 12 First Team, and Eternati Willock was a unanimous selection to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. Lewis reached the 400-point, 225-rebound mark for the second straight season and is the only active NCAA Division I player with at least 1,500 or more career points and 275 or more career blocks. Lewis also earned her third straight selection to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team, the only K-State player to earn any nod to the Defensive Team, and holds the K-State record for blocked shots in a career. Willock is the first K-State freshman to be selected for the All-Freshman team since Ashley Sweat in 2006-07. Congrats Ladies!
TB stepped up from the shadows for his take on John Currie, attempting to asses Currie’s achievements at the helm of K-State Athletics