Kansas State Wildcats news consists of how well the basketball program is doing so far during the 2016-2017 season. Bruce Weber has his guys in a groove right now, and the country is starting to take notice.
After a rough 2015-2016 campaign, K-State basketball has surprised many so far this season. Bruce Weber, in a make or break year for his future at Kansas State, has led the Wildcats to a 10-1 record and some pretty impressive wins thus far.
Their latest victory came on Saturday afternoon, when the Wildcats took down the Colorado State Rams by the score of 89-70. It was a pretty good showing for the Cats, but before the game even began, some bad news had surfaced for the purple and silver.
Two of the team’s players had some news surrounding them, with Dante Williams planning to transfer and Isaiah Maurice suspended indefinitely. More information on this will be linked below, however, it appears that the Wildcats fared just fine without these two guys.
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Still though – Any time a player announces he’s transferring mid season, it’s always a little uncomfortable for both parties involved.
Kansas State is off to a 10-1 start and will have one more game before beginning Big 12 play. Their next opponent is against Gardner-Webb on Wednesday in Manhattan and after that, they’ll face Texas on December 30th.
Here’s what’s trending in Kansas State Wildcats news.
Kansas State pulls away from Colorado State for 89-70 victory [Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle]
K-State’s Isaiah Maurice suspended, Dante Williams to transfer [Ken Corbitt, The Topeka-Capital Journal]
Maurice was suspended for “violations of departmental policy,” Weber said in a K-State news release.
“We have department rules and you have to follow them and he didn’t do it,” Weber said after the Wildcats’ 89-70 victory over Colorado State. “I told him I haven’t lost faith in him and I believe in him.”
Will easy non conference basketball schedule end up helping or hurting Kansas State? [Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle]
Unless the Kansas State Wildcats absolutely tank in conference play, they have a good shot at making it to the NCAA Tournament this season. K-State basketball hasn’t been a participant in March Madness since 2014 and would love to get back into the dance this season.
The Wildcats will have their chance to show the country what they’re made of once Big 12 play begins. Their first batch of conference games will be against Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. A lot of people will be circling that KU game, which will take place on January 3rd in Lawrence.
Not many expected K-State basketball to get off to this kind of start, but it’s good to see that Bruce Weber is turning this program back into a solid contender.