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Head coach Jeff Mittie and center Ayoka Lee are joined by new team-dog Bram at a press conference. Lee and Mittie discussed Lees process to return to K-State for one more season.

Ayoka Lee and Jeff Mittie discuss Lee’s return for a final season

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 10, 2024
Amid variables, Lee commits to return for one final season.
Guard Gabby Gregory hypes herself and the crowd up during her performance against Colorado during K-States round of 32 matchup in Manhattan. Gregory transferred to K-State in 2022 and played for two years, becoming a fan favorite among the fanbase.

K-State and Gabby Gregory: The team and player Manhattan rallied behind

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 26, 2024
Gabby Gregory’s two years at K-State brought new life to women’s basketball.
After the game, head coach Jeff Mittie, surrounded by guards Jaelyn Glenn and Zyanna Walker and center Ayoka Lee, applauds the Bramlage Coliseum crowd. K-State fell in the round of 32 to Colorado 63-50 in front of a sold-out Bramlage Coliseum.

Wildcats’ season of riches ends in round of 32 loss to Colorado

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 24, 2024
K-State falls 63-50 to Buffaloes in round of 32.
Guard Zyanna Walker shoots against the Portland Pilots in the round of 64. K-State won 78-65 to advance to the round of 32 where the Wildcats face Colorado.

Know Your Opponent: Bramlage hosts Colorado for battle to the Sweet 16

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 23, 2024
After both facing tests, K-State and Colorado battle in round of 32.
Ball in hand, guard Gabby Gregory turns away from the basket against Portland in K-States 78-65 round of 64 victory over the Pilots. Gregory led scoring with a season-high 22 points.

Wildcats land round of 64 win despite turbulence from Portland Pilots

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 22, 2024
K-State opens Manhattan March Madness with 78-65 win as Lee-Gregory-Sundell score 59 combined.
Guard Gabby Gregory celebrates with a smile and clap after sealing the K-State win. The Wildcats beat West Virginia 65-62 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament located at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 9.

Know Your Opponent: K-State hosts Portland for round of 64

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 21, 2024
WCC champ Portland travels to Bramlage for another upset victory attempt.
A young K-State fan holds up a sign, showing support for center Ayoka Lee at the most attended session since 2013. The Wildcats beat  West Virginia 65-62 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament located at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 9.

New site of women’s Big 12 tournament shows uptick in the sport

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 21, 2024
The growth of women’s basketball gains support from T-Mobile Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guard Zyanna Walker covers Texas forward Madison Booker on defense. Walkers fourth quarter coverage of Booker allowed the Wildcats to close the gap, although ultimately fell 71-64.

Wildcat comeback falls short to Texas in Big 12 semifinals; move on to NCAA tournament

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 11, 2024
K-State’s Big 12 tournament ends in semifinals after nearly completing 14-point comeback.
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