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Slate: Time For Some Tough Love

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There’s two basketball games going on tonight, women start first on the road.

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Pretty much all basketball today, and since we’re going with the positives first, that means we’re starting over on the women’s side.

For the conference-record-tying 9th time this season, Ayoka Lee has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week after recording a career-high-tying 24 points (along with 5 boards and four blocks) against Texas Tech, and putting down a double-double against Baylor. The double-double against the Bears was her twelfth of the season (in only 21 games, so far), tying her with Kendra Wecker for the K-State freshman record. She good.

Speaking of #1/2 Baylor, The Mercury’s Ryan Black took a look at Baylor’s run of success under Kim Mulkey.

The women start off K-State basketball action tonight from Morgantown, with a 6pm CST tip against the Mountaineers and can be seen streaming on WV Mountaineer TV. The Wildcats lost to WVU earlier this season in Bramlage 74-63.

Now over to the men’s side, because we know you’re all still glutton’s for WeberCat punishment.

Speaking of punishment, Bruce Weber spoke to the press yesterday, and said that he has been coddling the players too much this season in an attempt to keep them from falling apart, but now it’s time for tough love and his approach will be much tougher for the players the rest of the way.

K-State has announced that their Third Annual Hoops & Hops event has been scheduled for March 7th, the men’s home game against Iowa State. So, while beer has been available all season in Bramlage, you can get a whole extra opportunity to get yourself beer’d-up before the game even starts.

That won’t help tonight, though, as the Wildcats welcome in Oklahoma State for what is essentially a game for last place. The Pokes actually have a better overall record than the Cats, coming in at 11-12 on the season while K-State is limping hard at 9-14. But somehow, someway, K-State has managed one more win in conference than the Cowboys, which has been enough to keep the Wildcats out of last place...for now. Tonight’s game is an hour later than normal for a weekday, with an 8:05pm CST tip that will be broadcast on ESPNU for those who enjoying watchings wrecks as they happen.

It’s not all bad though for the WeberCats...well, at least as long as you look to the future. Drew Schneider popped by yesterday to drop off his preview of K-State signee point guard Nijel Pack, and what Pack will bring to the Wildcats next season (hint: it’s good).