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Wainwright arrest announced, Sallah leaving, basketball banquet; Bruce Weber had a busy day. Plus, there’s a baseball game tonight.

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Basketball

We’ll get right to it, because there was a lot of news yesterday.

Our own Luke Thompson posted the news that redshirt-junior Mawdo Sallah has announced that he is transferring from the K-State basketball program. Sallah played a lot during the non-conference portion of the season, but only saw a few brief minutes after K-State’s early-2018 loss at Texas Tech. Sallah will be immediately eligible wherever he decides to transfer.

The big news to drop yesterday was that on Monday, April 2nd, junior Amaad Wainwright was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Kansas City, MO on felony warrants out of Johnson County (KS) (Fox4KC). The arrest appears related to the shooting incident earlier this year. K-State has announced that Wainwright has been indefinitely suspended from the team.

Back on the lighter side, K-State basketball had its annual post-season banquet. Team awards were announced, and juniors Barry Brown Jr. and Dean Wade both earned a share of the Rolando Blackman Most Valuable Player Award and the Mitch Richmond Mr. Basketball Award. You can read the full list of awards in the release from K-State Sports.

Thanks to the run into the Elite Eight, K-State ends the season ranked 19th in the final Coaches Poll of the season (behind some other Wildcats team that K-State beat...). And since the season is over, early projections are already in, and K-State appears as high as 10th in some places (Robinett, Star)

Baseball

The K-State baseball team will be in action tonight as they will attempt to pick up the return game with Creighton, who beat the Wildcats 13-3 back on March 13th in Manhattan. Tonight’s game from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE is scheduled for a 6:30p.m. first pitch and can be seen streaming for free at NETNebraska.org with John Bishop (play-by-play) and David Gustafson (analyst) on the call. If you want listen to the K-State call, live audio will be available streaming at kstatesports.com/watch, and in the Manhattan area over-the-air on KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) with Mitch Fortner (play-by-play) and Christopher Brown (analyst) on the call.