Kansas State Wildcats: K-State Draws No. 6 Seed In Big 12 Tournament

Kansas State Wildcats. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas State Wildcats. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports /

The Big 12 has released its conference tournament bracket with Kansas State drawing the number six seed. They will face number three seed Baylor.

The NCAA basketball postseason is here and for the Kansas State Wildcats, it begins with the Big 12 Tournament. The Big 12 is one of the stronger conferences in men’s basketball, which makes for an uphill battle for the Wildcats. K-State will enter the tournament as the #6 seed in the conference, which is disappointing for a team that started the year strong.

K-State is going to have a tough test early on in the tournament as they take on the #3 seed Baylor. The Bears are also ranked #11 in the AP and Coaches Polls after a 25-6 season, including a 12-6 conference record. The Wildcats, on the other hand, are unranked after falling apart late. KSU finished the season at 19-12 with an 8-10 showing in the Big 12.

The Kansas State Wildcats were 11-1 before embarking into conference play. There was a ton of hope about the outcome of the season, but that quickly faded away. It has been enough that the future of head coach Bruce Weber is now in question. An early conference exit will not help his cause.

However, this is not an impossible task for the Wildcats. Earlier this year, K-State knocked off Baylor 56-54. If they did it once, it is fully possible to do it again. Certainly a win over Baylor in the conference tournament should save Bruce Weber’s job.

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that the future of the Kansas State Wildcats men’s basketball team hangs in the balance. The Cats need a big win, or else it is likely back to the drawing board with new leadership. Hopefully this team can get up for this game and show that fire they had early in the season. EMAW.