We all knew the Kansas State Wildcats were not going to be as good as they were last season, but did anyone expect them to lose their first game of the year to Northern Colorado. Called it or not, this could be a long season for the Wildcats.
Kansas State only scored 58 points in the contest and they shot 33.9 percent from the field and 10.5 percent from behind the arc.
Angel Rodriguez and Rodney McGruder were the top two leading scorers last season and they are already being missed.
The team will go up against Oral Roberts next and it should be the favorite as well. Regardless, Kansas State has to find its offense very fast or else it is going to have a rough time all season long. Its non-conference schedule is not the toughest in college hoops, but Big 12 play will not be easy.
There are currently three Big 12 teams ranked in the top 25. Two of those teams are ranked in the top 10 and could find themselves in the Final Four. I doubt the Big 12 will be as tough as it has been in recent years, but K State may still finish outside of the top five.
If the Wildcats are losing to opponents such as Northern Colorado, just imagine what will happen once conference play starts. I am sure the team will get better as the season progresses, but Bruce Weber‘s squad may be worse than we expected.