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The womens basketball team celebrates after hearing their name called as the No. 4 seed in March Madness. This allows Manhattan to host the first two rounds of the tournament and gives K-State home court.

Joy, excitement and relief: K-State’s selection show watch party and journey ahead 

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 19, 2024
Wildcats go wild for No. 4 seed with eyes focused on home court and March Madness success.
Pitcher Owen Boerema fist bumps third baseman Jaden Parsons during their match against Missouri State. Boerema left the Bears scoreless during his time at the mound as the Wildcats won 11-3.

Wildcats finish series sweep of Missouri State with ease

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 18, 2024
K-State leaves Missouri State scoreless for eight innings in 11-3 win.
The mens basketball team gathers in a huddle against Iowa State on March 9 as the Wildcats defeated the Cyclones 65-58 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats keep postseason play alive in the NIT, starting against No. 3 seed Iowa.

K-State men’s basketball makes NIT

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 17, 2024
Wildcats to face Iowa in Iowa City.
The womens basketball team celebrates after hearing their name called as the No. 4 seed in March Madness. This allows Manhattan to host the first two rounds of the tournament and gives K-State home court.

K-State women’s basketball earns No. 4 seed in NCAA tournament

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 17, 2024
Wildcats get to host their first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament.
Head coach Jerome Tang speaks with guard Tylor Perry before returning to the court in the Big 12 tournament game against Texas. The Wildcats did not make the NCAA tournament, holding a 19-14 record after the conference tournament.

K-State men’s basketball misses NCAA tournament

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 17, 2024
Wildcats misses NCAA tournament, also not named “First Four Out.”
Infielder Jayden Parsons fists bumps the first base coach in the game against South Dakota State. The Wildcats defeated the Jackrabbits 16-5 on March 13 at Tointon Family Stadium.

Baseball wins opener game against Missouri State 

Khalia Woods, staff writer March 16, 2024
The Wildcats defeat the Missouri State Bears 7-3.
Forward Arthur Kaluma drives to the basket against Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals. In K-States 76-57 loss to the Cyclones, Kaluma has 13 points and five rebounds.

K-State suffers 20-turnover loss to Iowa State, Tang still optimistic about tournament bid

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 14, 2024
Wildcats outscored 36-18 in final 16 minutes against Cyclones in pivotal bubble game.
Left fielder Chuck Ingram claps after safely landing on third base. Ingram had three runs and three RBI on three hits in the blowout 16-5 Wildcat win over South Dakota State.

Baseball dominates in ballgame against South Dakota State 

Trey Thomas, staff writer March 13, 2024
Chuck Ingram racks up 3 RBI and a home run in blowout win.
All the way from downtown, guard Tylor Perry impresses head coach Jerome Tang as he sinks a deep 3 to reclaim the lead against Texas with 12:34 left in the second half. K-State held the lead over Texas for all but 28 seconds through the rest of the game, besting the Longhorns 78-74 in the second round of the Big 12 tournament.

Second half comeback against Texas allows K-State season to stay afloat

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 13, 2024
Wildcats come back from 10-point deficit at half against Longhorns.
Willie the Wildcats holds a cutout of guard Gabby Gregory and Gap Goat during senior night.

Examining K-State’s case for a top 4 seed 

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 13, 2024
Wildcats’ resume to be a top 4 seed stands strong against projected 4/5 seeds.
Guard Tylor Perry dribbles up the court against West Virginia on Feb. 26 in Bramlage Coliseum. Perry will play a crucial role in the Big 12 tournament, starting with Texas on Wednesday.

Know Your Opponent: Big 12 tourney starts with final Texas showdown

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 12, 2024
Wildcats play crucial first tournament matchup in possible Quad 1 win.
Center Ayoka Lee goes for a layup against West Virginia in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals. In the 65-62 Wildcat victory, Lee grabbed a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Five takeaways from women’s basketball Big 12 tournament

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 12, 2024
Lee looks more healthy and dominant while supporting cast is shining.
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