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Column: Unexpected run means Weber is likely to get one more shot

Column: Unexpected run means Weber is likely to get one more shot

March 15, 20170 Comments

K-State is finally the basketball team its fans wanted it to be. So, now what? On Feb. 25, less than three weeks ago, Kansas State lost by 30 points to last-place Oklahoma. The defeat, which was the Wildcats’ eighth in their last ten games, appeared to be the final piece of evidence that change was […]

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Column: K-State fans find odd unity within basketball program’s struggles

Column: K-State fans find odd unity within basketball program’s struggles

February 23, 20170 Comments

For the first time in five years, Kansas State basketball fans appear to be in sync. Bruce Weber, so far as anyone can tell right now, is not going to return the Wildcats to national prominence. Reaching that conclusion took longer for some fans than others. But this isn’t about finger-pointing or I-told-you-so’s. For my […]

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OSU rallies to extend K-State’s home losing streak

February 23, 20170 Comments

With a 14-point lead in the first half, Kansas State was playing some of its best basketball in nearly three weeks. Then, the Wildcats lost their composure, and the lead followed. Wednesday night’s 80-68 loss to Oklahoma State followed an all-too-familiar pattern for the Wildcats. The energy and passion to win was not there; at […]

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Slow start dooms slumping K-State in loss to ISU

February 15, 20170 Comments

Having lost five of its last six games and sitting firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble, Kansas State expected to begin its stretch run with urgency. That plan did not come to fruition. A seemingly disinterested K-State team fell in a big hole early and never fully recovered in a 87-79 loss to Iowa State […]

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KU edges K-State for second time this season

February 7, 20170 Comments

Dean Wade scored 20 points for a second consecutive meeting with rival Kansas, but it was not enough to lift his team to its second win in a row over a Top-5 opponent. Kansas State let an early lead fade away in a 74-71 loss to the No. 3 Jayhawks Monday night. “We had some […]

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TCU clips K-State in OT; Wildcats’ skid reaches 3 games

February 2, 20170 Comments

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — JD Miller scored 18 points, Vladimir Brodziansky had 17 and Kenrich Williams hit two 3-pointers in overtime as TCU defeated Kansas State 86-80 on Wednesday night. Williams opened the overtime scoring with a 3-pointer and his big shot with 1:48 to play after a trey by KSU’s Xavier Sneed made it […]

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K-State beats No. 7 West Virginia, 79-75

January 21, 20170 Comments

Four days ago, Kansas State was still searching for a quality road win and a signature win for its NCAA Tournament resume. In just two games, both boxes have been checked. The Wildcats overcame a 12-point first half deficit and topped No. 7 West Virginia, 79-75, Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum. “This is a big […]

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Wade, defense lift K-State over Texas in Big 12 opener

January 3, 20170 Comments

From the first day Dean Wade stepped on Kansas State’s campus, Bruce Weber insisted that Wade was one of the Big 12’s best players “when he wants to be good.” In Friday night’s conference opener against Texas, Wade wanted to be good. The sophomore forward scored 18 points, helping K-State to a 65-62 victory over […]

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K-State edged by No. 25 Texas, 71-70

K-State edged by No. 25 Texas, 71-70

February 23, 20160 Comments

The surprise is gone, but the frustration remains. Kansas State found itself on the verge of a big win Monday night, but fell short. Again. This time, No. 25 Texas was the survivor at Bramlage Coliseum, 71-70. “I don’t have much to say,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said. “We had our chances and our guys […]

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Burton, Dimel Add MHS Flair to K-State Offense

Burton, Dimel Add MHS Flair to K-State Offense

September 8, 20150 Comments

For most people, it takes around two minutes to drive east on Kimball Avenue from CiCo Park to the Vanier Football Complex. For Deante Burton and Winston Dimel, it took two years. The pair took almost identical routes. In 2011, they were teammates at Manhattan High School, with Burton a standout senior and Dimel a hungry […]

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