When the Big 12 Conference released its preseason coaches basketball poll, Kansas State was happy to be picked fourth.
Now that the Wildcats are ranked No. 7 in the national polls and have sole possession of second place in the league standings, a fourth-place finish would bring nothing but disappointment.
That’s how drastically things have changed for K-State since October. The Wildcats are now near the top of college basketball’s landscape, and opponents put everything they have into defeating them.
Players and coaches have adjusted to those changes in many different ways. Here’s a sampling: (more…)