The temperature has finally dropped below 70 degrees in Kansas City. The wind is blowing. We’ve got overcast skies. It’s the perfect day to head inside and watch Kansas State take on Kansas in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament.
The Wildcats beat Oklahoma State 68-57 last night in the semifinals to advance to its first tournament final since 2010. The seniors on the roster played in that game, and still bring up the disappointment of losing. They will get the chance to come full circle tonight against Kansas, the team K-State split the regular season Big 12 crown with, at 5 p.m.
K-State’s younger players want to send them out with another trophy.
“That’s what we came here for,” said sophomore guard Angel Rodriguez. “What more could you ask for. It’s also great because of who we are going to play. It’s a great opportunity for both teams. We are both going to go out and play for it. Even though we both deserve the title, somehow, we want to prove we are the best team in the Big 12.”
“This is their last go-around,” added junior guard Shane Southwell. “I want to see Martavious Irving dancing at mid-court if we win.” (more…)