K-State > Mizzou x2: EMAW sweeps Mizzou (highlights and links)

1 2 T KSU 40 38 78 #3 MIZZ 30 38 68 Brian "I'll try to avoid being a homer & I won't complain about the fouls" Graham I know I began a self-imposed Social Media and an outright communication hiatus at about 9 p.m. last night. But, the website must live-on, as I quote my partner in crime Andrew Cangelose, "The website will be a turd without you." Give yourself some credit, my good friend, but per your request I will be on Hiatus with exception of KC SportsNation... Mizzou has started a season 25-2 three times. They have never been 25-3. Missouri suffered its first home loss of the season - and played poorly at home for the first time all year as Kansas State came to town to earn a season sweep of the Tigers, 78-68, in impressive fashion. But it is more than that. Trends - Missouri plays so well at home and Kansas State struggles to score the basketball - suggested that Missouri couldn't do the same thing they did in Manhattan (score a season-low [Read more...]

Mizzou, K-State Fat Tuesday links 2/21/12: Mizzou-KState, Part 2 Preview = Revenge Game, Part 2, Lyin’ Mike Anderson takes credit for MU success, Maclin raves over new uni’s, more; K-State football news, more

Kansas State Wildcats at Missouri Tigers Tuesday, February 21st 2012 - 6:00 P.M. Central TV: ESPN2 (John Saunders/Doug Gottleib) / RADIO: Tiger Radio Network/Kansas State Radio Network Missouri Tigers (25-2, 12-2 Big 12) Streak: Won 7 PROBABLE STARTERS POS. NAME (STATS) YR. HT. WT. G Phil Pressey (10.0 ppg, 1st in steals (2.1), 2nd in assists (5.9) in Big 12) SO 5-10 175 G Matt Pressey (6.7 ppg, 3.2 reb) SR 6-2 185 G Marcus Denmon (17.8 ppg, 5.3 reb; Leads Big 12 with 75 made three-pointers) SR 6-3 185 F Kim English (14.2 ppg, 4.1 reb) SR 6-6 200 F Ricardo Ratliffe (13.7 ppg, 7.0 reb; 14 mins, 2 pts, 1 reb last time vs KSU) SR 6-8 240 Kansas State Wildcats (18-8, 7-7 Big 12) Streak: Won 1 PROBABLE STARTERS POS. NAME (STATS) YR. HT. WT. G Angel Rodriguez (7.7 ppg, 2.8 assists) FR 5-11 180 G Will Spradling (10.2 ppg, 43.6% from three-point [Read more...]

K-State uglies game, but KU holds off Cats (highlights and links)

#5 KU (21-5, 11-2 Big 12) 28 31 59 KSU (17-8, 6-7) 18 35 53 Josh Campos & Brian Graham, KC SportsNation MANHATTAN, Kan - A baseball enthusiast would call a pitchers duel. Basketball enthusiast call it boring, unless its the Big 10. Kansas State had to make it that way, and it almost worked, but Kansas held of the Cats, winning 59-53 in Monday's Big Monday Sunflower Showdown win at Kansas State. It was ugly, but KU will take it. Kansas State used a 19-8 to open the second half to take a 37-36 lead eight minutes into the half, but Kansas answered with 11 straight in taking a 47-37 lead, then almost pulled another Missouri but avoided a late-game collapse s K-State would not take the opportunity and run with it. The Cats (17-8, 6-7 Big 12) rallied within 55-51 and had the ball three times down four, but couldn't convert and missed their chance. The K-State pressure caused the Jayhawks to commit several travels, charges, and throwaways. Tyshawn Taylor [Read more...]

KU-KState Sunflower Showdown, Part 2

February 13th, 2012 8 PM CST Who: Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan Kansas TV: ESPN Online: ESPN3.com Brian Graham & Josh Campos, KC SportsNation MANHATTAN, Kan - Kansas State is officially on the bubble, and a win over rival Kansas could go a long way in helping out the Cats (17-7, 6-6 Big 12), who already has a win over Missouri this year at Bramlage. Easier said than done. The game is a continuance of a brutal stretch of schedule for Kansas State, which began in Saturday's loss at Texas. KState plays the league's top four teams starting with three games against Top 10 foes - KU, @ Baylor Saturday, @ Mizzou Tuesday, followed by Iowa State at home Feb. 25. Its make a break for Kansas State, who makes their only appearance on Big Monday this season. Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996-97, the Jayhawks are 43-16 on Big Monday, though just 18-15 on the road. That includes a 24-8 mark since Self took over as [Read more...]

K-State looks to move past .500 in Big 12, Iowa State hopes to keep pace

There are two Big 12 games tonight and both involve the next best two teams outside of the "Big Three" - Missouri, Baylor and Kansas, who are all in the Top 10 and sharing the Big 12 lead at 8-2. In the next tier is Iowa State, who has certainly established itself as the fourth best team in the conference and is one-game below, at 7-3, and is 1-2 against that Big 3 and have yet to play Baylor. They are also 1-1 against Texas, who is 5-6 in Big 12 and could be a NCAA tournament team by season's end. The 'Clones (16-6) won at Oklahoma on Saturday with "Rolls" Royce White, the ISU leader in scoring (13.5), rebounding (9.5), assists (4.6), steals (1.2) and blocks (1.2), taking and making just one field goal - and that came with just two minutes remaining in the game. Royce White Tonight they face Oklahoma State - who they beat on a buzzer beater in the first meeting in Ames. But this time it is in Stillwater, where the Pokes (11-12, 4-6 Big 12) have beat Missouri and lost to Baylor by [Read more...]

K-State Daily Links 1/25/12: Henriquez reinstated, Tech preview and D-Coordinator search

K-State coach Frank Martin lifted Jordan Henriquez's suspension last night, and could play the 7-footer tonight when the Cats travel to Lubbock to face the Big 12's cellar dwelling Texas Tech Red Raiders. Martin says Henriquez, who is averaging 7.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds a game, "just lost his focus and needed time to understand his priorities." Who: K-State vs. Texas Tech When: January 25, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. Where: Lubbock, Texas | United Spirit Arena (15,098) Media: ESPNU | Wildcat Radio Network The Raiders (7-11), under first year head coach Billy Gillispie, are winless in six tries in the Big 12 this season and play in the conference's worst home court advantage. Kansas State (14-4, 3-3) has bounced back from a 1-3 start and have a chance to be over .500 for the first time in conference play this season. Texas Tech is off to their worst Big 12 start since opening 0-9 in 1999-2000. The Red Raiders are last in the Big 12 in turnovers with 17.0 per game [Read more...]

K-State links 1/20/12: Texas @ KState Basketball, K-State @ Oklahoma State Bball, Henriquez suspended

K-State (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) looks to end a long losing-streak in Stillwater today, where they have lost 11 in a row, with their last win coming Jan. 9, 1993. They have lost 13 of 16 overall at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Who: K-State vs. Oklahoma State When: January 21, 2012 | 12:30 p.m. Where: Stillwater, Okla. | Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) Media: Big 12 Network/ESPN Full-Court/ESPN 3 Points Rebounds Assists KSU (13-4, 2-3) McGruder 15.7 Samuels 6.5 Spradling 2.9 OKST (9-9, 2-3) Page 14.8 Jurick 5.8 Brown 2.0 KSU OKST W-L 13-4 9-9 Avg Points 75.3 66.4 Avg Points Allowed 64.9 65.8 Home Record 9-1 7-1 Road Record 1-2 1-3 Current Streak W1 L2 KSU OKST Points R. McGruder 15.7 K. Page 14.8 Rebounds J. Samuels 6.5 P. Jurick 5.8 Assists W. Spradling 2.9 M. Brown 2.0 Steals R. McGruder 1.3 M. Brown 1.4 Blocks J. Henriquez 2.3 P. Jurick [Read more...]

Oklahoma 82, K-State 73 (and links)

1 2 T #18 KSU 29 44 73 OKLA 38 44 82 Top Performers Kansas State: R. McGruder 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl Oklahoma: A. Fitzgerald 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk Bucky, KC SportsNation NORMAN, OK - After going through the most difficult stretch of their Big 12 season with a 1–2 record, K-State was in need of a win. Needing a win even more was Oklahoma as they played like the desperate team and notched their first league win, 82-73, in the echo chamber also known as Lloyd Noble Arena. Oklahoma was paced by its inside game with Andrew Fitzgerald (21 points on 9–10 shooting) and Romero Osby (18 points on 6–8 shooting). They also shut down K-State’s inside game only allowing Nino Williams (12 points, 9 rebounds) to reach double figures. Lon Kruger mixed up his defenses between man-to-man and zone with some full-court pressure and the Cats never developed a good rhythm. This win allowed Kruger to improve to 3–2 lifetime against his alma [Read more...]

Octagon of Doom: Bramlage dooms Mizzou…again (and links)

Final - 1.7.2012 1 2 Total Missouri Tigers 25 34 59 Kansas St. Wildcats 44 31 75 Brian Graham, KC SportsNation MANHATTAN, Kan. - When Missouri is at its best, they can't be beaten. When they are at their worst, they have a hard time winning on the road. Saturday was Exhibit A in what happens when Mizzou is at its worse. I said before before the game that if Mizzou played poorly, it could get ugly at Bramlage. They played worse than imaginable in a 75-59 loss, ending the Tigers (14-1, 1-1 Big 12) best start in 30 years. Bramlage continues to be a true Octagon of Doom for Missouri, who like its seven previous trips to Manhatta, played poorly and got beat down. At least Missouri does not have to return to this dreaded building for quite some time. Possibly, forever. A combination of great Kansas State defense that stretched out Missouri's halfcourt offense - if you want to call it that, poor shooting by Mizzou, with an almost as bad shot [Read more...]

Octagon of Doom: MU-KState Bball Preview (links), K-State-Mike Dixon Twitter War

Who: No. 6 Missouri Tigers (14-0, 1-0) at No. 23 K-State Wildcats (11-2, 0-1) When: 12:30 PM CT Where: Bramlage Coliseum (12,528), Manhattan TV: Big 12 Network (Dave Armstrong, Jon Sundvold) Radio: Tiger Network (Mike Kelly, Linker Link) Sixth-ranked Mizzou takes their undefeated show on the road to Kansas State - and the Octagon of Doom. Bramlage Coliseum has been a true place of doom for Mizzou, a place they haven't won at since 2004, behind Arthur Johnson and Rickey Paulding. Speaking of Paulding, remember this dunk? Wow. Before we break down the game, Mizzou and K-State fans are engaged in a Twitter War, started by Mike Dixon. The sophomore point guard tweeted, "K-STATE FANS THAT WON'T STOP CALLING MY PHONE. GIVE THEM A RING A DING" and continued the tweet with four phone numbers. He later tweeted three other numbers. According to a phone directory on the Kansas State university website, two of those numbers appeared to belong to the recruiting chair and vice [Read more...]