Kansas State Needs Road Victories to Be NCAA Tournament Lock

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas State Wildcats have been flat out dominant at home under head coach Bruce Webber.

Coach Webber has only lost two games in two seasons in the Octagon of Doom. Kansas State has again thrived on home cooking and find themselves tied for third place in the Big 12 Conference after a 65-53 win against TCU Wednesday night. They are 1-5 on the road this season, with their lone road win coming against TCU.

In order to stay afloat in the Big 12, teams have to win the home games. In order for teams to win the Big 12, they must win on the road. The Wildcats have proven their meddle at home, but have not been the same team away from home. With Shane Southwell likely to return for Kansas State Saturday against Oklahomathe Wildcats have a golden opportunity to prove that they have the ability to win on the road.

Freshman Marcus Foster had a night to forget Wednesday, shooting 4-16 from the field with four turnovers. Foster did manage to extend his double digit scoring streak to five games with 13 points. His power surge in the month of February has ignited the Wildcats to a run that has put them in the mix for an NCAA tournament bid. The Wildcats lost the vast majority of their scoring from a season ago and were not expected to be as competitive, as they have been in the Big 12.

Stellar play from the likes of Foster has put the Wildcats in a position to compete for a conference title, and if they want to take home the hardware, they must find a way to win on the road.

Jack Dooley is a Big 12 Basketball writer for Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JackDooleyRS.

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