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Kansas State Basketball: Wildcats Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Wildcats hope to build on Elite 8 run
Kansas State Wildcats 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

If you liked Kansas State’s basketball team last year, there’s a good chance you will love the Wildcats this season.


Barry Brown is back. So is Dean Wade. And they will be surrounded by the same starting lineup they teamed up with on the way to 25 victories and the Elite Eight last March. Bruce Weber is getting the band back together, and expectations are high. 

College Basketball 2014-15: Kansas State Wildcats Team Preview

Kansas State has talent, experience to compete in Big 12
College Basketball 2014-15: Kansas State Wildcats Team Preview

For a coach who promotes daily competition, the end of last season was difficult on Bruce Weber. Though Kansas State made it back to the NCAA Tournament, its roster wasn’t healthy enough to properly prepare for the postseason.

 

Ranking the Best Coaching Tandems in the Big 12

Oklahoma's duo brings consistency to league full of surprises
Ranking the Best Coaching Tandems in the Big 12 in 2014

The Big 12 has not been short on surprises in the last year.

On the football side, a league that appeared to have few top 10-caliber programs in the preseason produced one that spent much of the season there (Baylor) and another that finished there by defeating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl (Oklahoma).

In basketball, Kansas, as usual, is atop the standings, but the league has shown impressive depth with teams like Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas State and Iowa State all surprising through the course of the year.

Iowa State's Melvin Ejim named Athlon Sports Player of the Week

Kansas State's Marcus Foster is the week's top freshman
Iowa State's Melvin Ejim named Athlon Sports Player of the Week

At the end of January, Iowa State appeared to be falling back to earth after a 14-game wining streak to start the season.

After a 2-4 swoon, the Cyclones may be playing some of their best basketball of the season thanks in part to the play of Melvin Ejim.

Ejim set a Big 12 record with 48 points in an 84-69 win over TCU on Saturday, earning Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors. By adding 18 rebounds, Ejim joined Blake Griffin and Michael Beasley as the only three players to have 40 points and 15 boards in a game in Big 12 history.

The Freshman 15: College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings

Kansas' Embiid takes top spot this week
The Freshman 15: College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings Jan. 24

Five freshmen were among the midseason top 25 released by the Wooden Award earlier this week, but the nation’s top freshman — at least this week — was not among them.

Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Arizona’s Aaron Gordon all made the watch list for the national player of the year. The Jayhawks’ Joel Embiid did not.

College Basketball Weekend Preview: Michigan-Michigan State is top game

Big Ten rivals match up while other teams try to end losing streaks
College Basketball Weekend Preview: Michigan-Michigan State is top game


This weekend will feature only two games between ranked teams, but one of them is a doozy.

After Michigan defeated Iowa on Wednesday and Michigan State dodged Indiana on Wednesday, the top two teams in the Big Ten standings will meet in East Lansing.

Especially in this league, staying undefeated in conference play in late January is a major feat. Just ask Ohio State and Wisconsin. Certainly the two coaches meeting Saturday at the Breslin Center are feeling a bit lucky to be playing for the Big Ten lead.

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