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SLATE: Kansas State in the dance, and Wade and Brown should be good to go

Reactions, predictions, BatCats beat Mercer, and women’s basketball team awards.

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Don’t panic. Everything is fine.
Don’t panic. Everything is fine.
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First things first: your link to SB Nation’s NCAA tournament bracket.

As we detailed last night, the Wildcats are in, and they’ll meet an old friend on Friday in Charlotte as they face Marcus Foster and the Creighton Bluejays. As you’d expect, there’s been a lot of ink spilled on the matter over the last 12 hours, and here’s a decent sample:

Announcement pieces

Wade and Brown ready to go

Bracket analyses and predictions


Brett Owen and Drew Mount each drove in three runs, Will Brennan had four hits to jack his batting average up to .493, and Jared Marolf threw 5⅔ innings of one-run relief to help K-State take the weekend series from Mercer with a 13-6 win at Tointon.

Next up: a one-off game tomorrow night against... Creighton. HMMM.

Women’s Basketball

K-State’s annual award ceremony was Sunday afternoon, and the big award of the night went to junior guard Kayla Goth, named the team’s MVP for the year. Peyton Williams took Offensive MVP honors, while Shaelyn Martin was named Defensive MVP. Most Improved Player went to freshman Rachel Ranke. You can see the full list in K-State’s press release.