Posts Tagged ‘ncaa’

KC Star – K-State beats KU 5-4 in Big 12 tournament opener; hoping for first-time bid for NCAA tournament

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Star:

The Wildcats have never reached the NCAA Tournament – they’re all but assured of an invitation next week – and coach Brad Hill set up his pitching rotation with regional play in mind.

K-State’s best chance to make noise in the national tournament is to keep life normal for the staff. It’s why A.J. Morris, the Big 12′s pitcher of the year who started nearly every series for the Wildcats this season, didn’t get the ball Wednesday.

Star: KU is top seed in Big 12 men’s tournament

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The Star:

Kansas is the top seed in next week’s Big 12 men’s tournament despite Wednesday’s loss to Texas Tech. Three other seeds are known entering the final weekend of the regular season.

The Jayhawks, who would win a tie breaker over Missouri because of a better record against North foes and over Oklahoma because of their head-to-head win, will play the winner of the 8-9 game between Nebraska and Baylor.

Colorado is locked into the 12th seed. The Texas Tech at Iowa State winner will be the 10th seed, the loser the 11th.

WIBW on K-State’s NCAA chances

Friday, March 6th, 2009

WIBW:

K-State has certainly exceeded expectations this year.  After losing Mike Beasley and Bill Walker to the NBA, there were big question marks coming into the year.  They lost some close games in the non-con schedule then started 0-4 in big 12 play.  Since then the wildcats are 8-3 and now have 20 wins on the year.  With a win this Saturday vs. Colorado they will have a winning record in big 12 play with huge wins over Missouri and at Texas.  They also played OSU very close on the road.  So my question is do you think KU will get in?  Do you think they deserve to be in?  My answer is different for those questions.  I think KSU will be left out of the tourney but I feel they deserve to be in.  They are playing well right now and could win some games in the tourney.  Unfortunately they struggled early and that will come back to beat them.  In order for KSU to make the big dance, they need to make a good run deep into the Big 12 tourney ( which i think they are certainly capable of).  Good luck Wildcats.  Is anyone going down to OKC to watch the Big 12 tourney?