Oklahoma took advantage of a dreadful shooting performance by K-State and bum-rushed the Wildcats. They led 33-20 at halftime and pulled ahead by 20 midway through the second half, all without doing anything all that special.
Think your favorite college basketball team has bad luck? Well, look on the bright side. At least you’re not Lon Kruger, king of the bad beat this season. Of Oklahoma’s 18 defeats, 11 have come by single digits.
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder has received a great deal of mail from well-wishers since he announced he had been diagnosed with throat cancer last week. The K-State football team revealed just how much with picture montage on Twitter.
A familiar face visited with the Kansas State baseball team as the Wildcats made their final preparations before playing at South Carolina on Thursday: Frank Martin. The former K-State basketball coach spoke with baseball players after the team’s morning lift, according to a tweet sent from the K-State baseball team’s Twitter account. But the tweet has since been deleted.
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder has received an outpouring of support since announcing his cancer diagnosis last week. He was particularly thankful for an encounter he had with a K-State student who asked if she could pray for him as he receives treatment for throat cancer. Snyder sent a letter via e-mail to all K-State students Tuesday night to express his gratitude for that encounter and all of their well-wishes.
Winning at home is no longer the expectation. It’s merely the hope. K-State has lost three straight at Bramlage Coliseum for the second straight season, dropping its home record to 34-13 (a 70.8 winning percentage) over the past three years. The Wildcats lost consecutive home games once under former coach Frank Martin. They are now in danger of losing four straight home games for the first time since 2000.
Senior Kindred Wesemann’s big fourth-quarter powered a comeback by the No. 24 Kansas State women in a 68-65 win over TCU on Saturday. Wesemann, who played at Pleasant Hill, scored a school-record 12 points in the final period for the Wildcats.
Barry Brown isn’t sure how many times he was in K-State’s practice facility over the past two weeks, but his work appears to be paying off. He scored a game-high 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting earlier this week against Iowa State, a performance that nearly matched his combined output (27 points on 8-of-31 shooting) in his previous four games. Perhaps it was the jolt he needed to get his season back on track.
Kansas State has played a pair of bizarre roller-coaster type basketball games against the Cylcones this season, but they both ended with the same result. Iowa State knocked off K-State 87-79 on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum in a game that in many ways mirrored a 70-65 loss last month at Hilton Coliseum.