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The independent student news publication at Kansas State University

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Head coach Jerome Tang celebrates in the student section after the game against West Virginia University on Feb. 26, 2024 in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats beat the Mountaineers in overtime 94-90, a necessary win for K-States March Madness hopes.

K-State’s path to the NCAA tournament

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 29, 2024
Men’s basketball still has a chance to go dancing in March.
Forward Will McNair Jr. goes for a rebound against West Virginia. The Wildcats beat the Mountaineers in overtime 94-90 after blowing a 25-point lead.

Know Your Opponent: The battle of cats

Trey Thomas, staff writer February 29, 2024
Wildcats faceoff against struggling Bearcats in battle on the bubble.
Guard Tylor Perry puts a ball up under the rim as West Virginia looks on in suspense. In the Wildcats 94-90 overtime victory, Perry put up a season-high 29 points.

Cardiac Cats strike again, escape near-unimaginable meltdown vs. WVU as Perry shines

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 26, 2024
Wildcats win in overtime despite giving up 25-point lead in second half.
Forward Arthur Kaluma looks up during his star performance against BYU. In the 84-74 victory, Kaluma led the Wildcats with 28 points and 10 rebounds.

A work of Art: Arthur Kaluma scores season-high 28 in needed win over No. 25 BYU

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 24, 2024
Wildcats’ 84 points sets new season-high in Big 12 play.
Senior David NGuessan moves the ball away from the TCU defense. K-State lost to the TCU Horned Frogs with a final score of 75-72 following a game-winning 3-point shot on Feb. 17 at Bramlage Coliseum.

Know Your Opponent: Wildcats have a chance to revive season vs. BYU

Trey Thomas, staff writer February 23, 2024
Wildcats desperately seek win as losing streak continues.
Forward Arthur Kaluma jumps to make a 3-pointer against No. 4 Kansas on Feb. 5. Against Texas on Feb. 19, Kaluma finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in the 62-56 loss.

K-State suffers loss at Texas as struggles continue 

Trey Thomas, staff writer February 20, 2024
Wildcats lose third game in a row against Longhorns.
Forward David NGuessan looks for a pass against TCU. In the 75-72 Wildcat loss, NGuessan recorded 12 points and three blocks.

Wildcats lose sixth of seven past games in nailbiter versus TCU 

Trey Thomas, staff writer February 17, 2024
Wildcats lose in wild fashion as TCU pulls away with clutch victory.
Cam Carter goes for the shot against Oklahoma State on Jan. 20. K-State beat OSU 70-66 in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 20.

Know Your Opponent: Wildcats host TCU in hopes of gaining a .500 conference record

Khalia Woods, staff writer February 16, 2024
Men’s basketball prepares for a tough TCU team.
Guard Cam Carter drives down the court against Oklahoma State. K-State won 70-66 as Carter scored 15 points on nine shots.

Know Your Opponent: Wildcats host TCU, hoping to gain .500 conference record 

Khalia Woods, staff writer February 15, 2024
Men’s basketball prepares for a tough TCU team
Guard Dai Dai Ames commands the offense in K-States Jan. 2 win over Chicago State. Against BYU, Ames scored the first eight Wildcat points.

Late comeback isn’t enough as men’s basketball falls to BYU

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 12, 2024
K-State moves to 5-6 in Big 12 play after a near final burst.
Assistant coach Jareem Dowling walks around the court during a timeout to encourage fans to get up and be loud as K-State battles No. 4 Kansas. The Wildcats took the Jayhawks into overtime, resulting in a win of 75-70 on Feb. 5 in Bramlage Coliseum.

Wildcats win instant Sunflower Showdown classic in overtime

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 9, 2024
Perry overtime masterpiece leads K-State past No. 4 Kansas 75-70.
Guard Tylor Perry maneuvers through lane in the 75-70 overtime win against No. 4 Kansas. Perry lifted the Wildcats to the win, scoring 26 points with eight coming in overtime.

Know Your Opponent: A battle in Cougar territory after hunting Jayhawks

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 9, 2024
Wildcats come off chaotic Sunflower Showdown victory to face strong BYU team.
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