Postgame Thoughts and Player Ratings: Texas 67, Kansas State 64

Three thoughts from Kansas State’s 67-64 loss at Texas on Tuesday at the Erwin Center:

1. The Big 12 is loaded.Everyone knows six Big 12 teams are currently ranked. That's impressive. But here's the scary thing: Texas should be in the top 25, too. The Longhorns have size and depth, and they are well-coached. With Javan Felix starting to make shots, they are capable of beating most teams, especially at home. This was the team that was supposed to cost Rick Barnes his job, but it now appears destined for the NCAA Tournament. With back-to-back wins over Iowa State and Kansas State, trips to Austin are starting to look as treacherous as trips to Ames, Norman and Waco. A year ago, Weber said winning at Texas was a sign that K-State was good enough to win the conference. This time around, a loss in Austin shows just how tough the conference is. There are very few easy games in this league. Outside of TCU, and possibly West Virginia, they are all a challenge. (more…)