Deb Patterson has been the face of the Kansas State women’s basketball program for 18 years. Her teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament nine times and she guided the Wildcats to two Big 12 championships. She won more games than anyone in team history, going 350-226.
The Missouri Valley Conference, for reasons unknown, didnt name an all-tournament team in 1985 or 1987 when WSU won. That makes junior Tekele Cotton the Shockers first Most Outstanding Player in the event.
In a battle like this, with these kind of stakes, its good to have friends.
And after 34 games they rested.
Wichita State players are asked over and over again to describe what makes their team great.
Here is Kansas basketball in two sentences: On Saturday afternoon, KUs freshman mega-talent racked up more points than any Jayhawk in the last 23 years.
There were moments in Easts boys sub-state final battle with Topeka on Saturday when the host Blue Aces desperately needed to respond.
Everything went into Feb. 5. Every piece of the community in Terre Haute, Ind., sprung into action that day for the Indiana State basketball team.
Wichita State dismantled Missouri State with such ease Saturday, it left some wondering if the 67-42 victory was the Shockers best of the season.
This weekend’s chicken wings agreed with Cleanthony Early just fine, thank you.
Missouri State switched to a zone defense early in the second half. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall called a play and guard Ron Baker smiled.
How did an undefeated Alcorn State team not make the 1979 NCAA Tournament?
ST. LOUIS – Wichita State this season ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference in – take a deep breath – scoring offense, scoring defense, scoring margin, free-throw percentage, field-goal percentage defense, overall rebounding, defensive rebounding, offensive rebounding, rebounding margin, blocked shots and turnover margin.
If you’re looking for an explanation for how the Wichita State women’s basketball team went from winning 20 straight games and a national ranking to losing four of its last five, including to the team ranked 336th in the RPI, coach Jody Adams has a simple one for you.
Kansas coach Bill Self said freshman center Joel Embiids aching back will be evaluated by specialists on Sunday.
Big South final, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Kansas State honored its four seniors Will Spradling, Shane Southwell, Omari Lawrence and walkon Ryan Schultz in a pregame ceremony and throughout the game with video tributes. They produced ovation after ovation. But they didnt play well enough to go out with a victory. All four seniors struggled, as they combined for 11 points. Spradling did the most, adding eight assists to three points. But he lost four turnovers and missed all six of his shots. Southwell only played 19 minutes.
The second game of Wichita State’s weekend baseball series against Stephen F. Austin was postponed Saturday by cold weather. The teams will play a doubleheader Sunday at Eck Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.
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