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Tuesday K-State links

– Baseball America came out with its new NCAA Tournament projections today, and after a three-game sweep of Kansas last weekend the Wildcats have done enough to be included.

K-State heads into the Big 12 Tournament tomorrow as the No. 6 seed. With a RPI in the mid 40s and a 34-21 record, it is on the bubble. How the Wildcats play in Oklahoma City will likely decide their NCAA Tournament fate.

– Sticking with baseball, K-State closer James Allen was honored by the Big 12 this morning. The league announced its all-conference team, and he was a first-team selection. Brothers Jason King and Jared King both were second-team selections, and Nick Martini earned honorable mention honors.

– This has to be a sad day for two current, and one former, K-State basketball players. New York’s Rice High School, which Jordan Henriquez-Roberts, Shane Southwell and Curtis Kelly all attended before coming to K-State, is closing because of financial difficulties.

– Blair Kerkhoff, of the Kansas City Star, points out that K-State went 12-1 against Kansas this season. The Sunflower State rivals compete in seven sports, and the Wildcats’ only loss to the Jayhawks came at Allen Fieldhouse in men’s basketball. Jacob Pullen helped K-State avenge the loss two weeks later by scoring 38 points in a blowout win on Valentine’s Day at Bramlage Coliseum. I guess that 59-7 football victory in Lawrence was a sign of things to come.