Last night, the Wildcats women’s basketball team was in Stillwater for their final road game of the regular season. The Cats rallied from a 5-point halftime deficit to post a 62-52 victory over the Pokes, picking up an important 9th-win that ensures the Wildcats will finish no-worse than .500 on the conference slate. But it gets better. Next up is a Senior Day match-up against the Jayhawks, who are just 4-13 in the conference slate, and have struggled against K-State since Jeff Mittie took the reins in Manhattan; and the Wildcats currently share a 4th-place tie with Iowa State, who still has to host Baylor this weekend for Senior Day. A 4th-place finish and a quarterfinal win in KC likely locks the Wildcats for a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The men are back in action tonight, and will be swapping places with the ladies in Stillwater (seriously, this couldn’t have just been a double-header???) as they take on Oklahoma State at 8:05pm CST from Gallagher-Iba Arena. It’s not likely to be a pretty game, and the Wildcats have basically nothing to play for at this point, but you can catch the game on ESPNU if you are so inclined. We’ll also have our regular game thread going as the Wildcats try to snap their 9-game losing streak — seriously, when January ended the Cats were 2-5, which is hardly ideal but not exactly terrible; but the Wildcats failed to win a game in February for the first time ever, and will need to hope their fortune changes in March.
With the recent cluster of arrests of K-State football players, head coach Chris Klieman decided to release an official statement regarding the situation and his stance on situations as it relates to the football program.
A strong second round pushed the Wildcat men into 5th place, and a strong final round allowed them to hang on to that spot for the final at the Colleton River Collegiate. The Wildcats were led by Jacob Eklund, who had the best round of the day by an individual while shooting a 4-under par 68 during the final round, and recorded an individual 2nd-place finish for the tournament, just one stroke behind the winner.
The Wildcat tennis team wraps up their non-conference slate with a home matchup today with Nebraska. The Wildcats are just 7-4, but have played a tough schedule to start the season and have still managed to pick up some big victories along the way, and would love to add one more against a 9-3 Cornhuskers squad. The match begins at 12:30pm CST, and live stats can be found on K-State Sports’ website.