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Slate: Back to Basketball Tonight

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Plus Adam Holtorf gets more recognition, and other EMAW news and notes

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball

After suffering their first home non-conference loss in 34 games, the Kansas State Wildcats will return to the court tonight to take on the Alabama State Hornets at 7pm from Bramlage Coliseum to conclude a 3-game homestand. This is the second-ever meeting between the two programs, with Dana Altman’s Wildcats winning 99-81 back in December of 1991.

Baseball

Former K-State All-American and Big Eight Player of the Year Craig Wilson was elected to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted on February 8, 2020, the organization announced Tuesday. Wilson played for the BatCats from 1989-1992, and the Illinois native was a starter in the infield all four seasons for the Wildcats. He was also the first Wildcat to earn consensus All-American honors and was the first conference player of the year after his 1992 season that saw him set the then-record for hitting average in a season for a Wildcat.

Football

Adam Holtorf’s work in the classroom and the football field is continuing to draw in post-season accolades, and was named 2019 Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year in an announcement from the conference on Tuesday. Holtorf is the first Wildcat selected for this honor since 2014, when Tyler Lockett earned the award.

Speaking of Lockett, K-State Sports has their weekly round-up of notes from the Wildcats in the NFL, and every Cat in the league saw action last weekend except for Darren Sproles, who was placed on injured reserve back in November and will miss the remainder of the season.

Over at the Wichita Eagle, Kellis Robinett reports that the win over OU is more than just a “neat stat” for Chris Klieman, because it shows what the Wildcats can become. GoPowercat’s Riley Gates used data provided by USA Today to breakdown the pay for the Wildcat assistant coaches, and I think we can agree that at least some of these guys deserve raises.