Life In Big 12 Won't Be Easy For Kansas State Wildcats In 2013-14 College Basketball Season

By Trevor Lowry
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The Kansas State Wildcats were one of the best teams in the Big 12 in the 2012-13 college basketball season. They did win a share of the Big 12 regular season title and all. Unfortunately, that will likely not be the case in the upcoming season.

The Wildcats will be losing their best player in Rodney McGruder and their point guard in Angel Rodriguez. Just with those losses alone, Kansas State will likely struggle. Add in the fact that Kansas and Oklahoma State are set to be top 10 teams, and life will not be easy for K State in the Big 12.

Not to mention, Baylor could be a threat in the conference. K State, on the other hand, has a lot of work to do. Bruce Weber is a great coach and he helped lead a good team to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but he is really going to have to do some coaching in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

After finishing this past season with a 27-8 record overall and a 14-4 record in the Big 12, Kansas State will likely not repeat that success and could very well have a down year. However, that could be the case for the entire Big 12 in general–other than Kansas and Oklahoma State.

However, there will be some talent returning to the team, so if a couple of players can step up, maybe Kansas State will compete.

Well, you lose your best player and your field general, so I must ask, what is your next move Kansas State? Me, along with many other people, will be asking that same question until the season actually starts.


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