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The Wildcats WBB team stuns West Virginia on the road

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Four-Kansas State vs Wake Forest Brian Spurlocki-USA TODAY Sports

Women’s Basketball

Last night the women’s basketball team did something it hadn’t done since 2012, and for the first time under head coach Jeff Mittie — the Kansas State Wildcats went on the road and knocked off a Top 15 opponent. It took a fourth-quarter charge to seal the victory, and the Cats were led by sophomore Peyton Williams’ 22 point, ten rebound double-double effort on the night. Luke Sobba had your BotC recap up last night; plus we have the official K-State sports recap; an AP wire recap via FoxSports.com; and from the other side, Bob Hertzel at WVUNews.com blames poor shooting from WVU for the loss.

Great job, ladies!

Next up for the MittieCats is a home contest against No. 8/8 Texas at 1:00 p.m. from Bramlage Coliseum. It’s the Play 4 Kay game, so the first 4,000 fans will receive a free pink K-State women’s basketball shirt, while the team will be wearing pink uniforms. If you’re in the Manhattan area this weekend, be sure and get out and support the Cats; tickets start at just $5, $12 if you want a chairback seat.

K-State Sports, as part commemoration of the 50th season of the women’s basketball team, is taking a look back of some of the big story lines throughout that half-century. Today, we get part one of the story of the 2007-08 season that ended in a Big 12 Championship, though started out on a rocky road.

Football

K-State’s finish to the 2017 season was oddly familiar to the end of the 2016 season, in nearly every respect. But the Wildcats are ready for more in 2018, even with plenty of big questions still to be answered before the next season starts (Robinett, Star).

Maria Torres at the KC Star reports on the latest commitment to the Wildcat football team, De Soto offensive lineman Marshall Kellner, who accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity with the Wildcats. More on Kellner:

Kevin Haskin at the Topeka Capital-Journal speaks the obvious in his weekly “musings”: there is nothing surprising about Snyder’s decision to return to the K-State sideline.

Men’s Basketball

Some more obvious from the Topeka Capital-Journal, this time from Ken Corbitt who reports that the Wildcat men’s basketball team is still looking for balance and consistency. They’ll have trouble finding it against a surging Texas Tech team this weekend, who just went on the road and knocked off KU in Allen Fieldhouse, as the No. 18/18 Red Raiders are expecting a packed house: