2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Kansas State Wildcats

Kansas State basketball

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Record: 20-12

RPI: 51

BPI: 48

Conference: Big 12 Conference

How They Qualified: At-Large Berth

Region: No. 9 seed in the Midwest

 

The Kansas State Wildcats lost their top two scorers from last season’s team and were expected to have a bit of a down year. Well, they have been very solid all season long and have knocked off some of the best teams in the Big 12.

K State lost its very first game of the season, but it has clearly gotten back on track in a big way. After that loss to Northern Colorado, I am sure many people did not think Bruce Weber‘s team would be in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Well, look at the Wildcats now.

 

What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Marcus Foster (15.6 ppg)

Leading Rebounder: Thomas Gipson (6.5 rpg)

Leading Passer: Will Spradling (2.9 apg)

Bad Losses: Northern Colorado, Charlotte  

Good Wins: GonzagaOklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Iowa State

 

As you can see by those wins, Kansas State definitely earned a place in the dance this year. All of those teams were ranked in the top 25 when the Wildcats beat them.

It’s hard to believe Marcus Foster is playing in his first year, but he is in fact a freshman. His impressive play is a big reason why Kansas State has been so good.

The Wildcats were one of the better teams in the Big 12 this season and it will be interesting to see if they can be one of the better teams in the tourney. It is interesting to note that they were upset as a No. 4 seed in their first game of the dance last year.

The Kansas State Wildcats are dancing!

 

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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