Shane Southwell works to regain form for Kansas State

Kansas State’s Shane Southwell, a 6-foot-7 senior who can handle everything from point guard to power forward, has lost his spot in the Wildcats’ starting lineup and he may not get it back. He has spent time in a walking boot. He has missed full games. By all accounts, it has been a disappointing month. But he remains confident about what lies ahead.

Kansas State-Iowa State basketball preview

Kansas State has tied a Bramlage Coliseum record with 14 straight victories, and the Wildcats can break that record with a win over Iowa State at 6 p.m. Saturday in a game televised on ESPNU. K-State is tied for fourth in the Big 12 standings, and is hoping to make a push for second.

Hays quarterback Alex Delton is Kansas State’s first commitment for 2015

Alex Delton, a junior quarterback from Hays, Kan., wanted to be the first member of Kansas State’s 2015 recruiting class. So he verbally committed to the Wildcats more than 11 months before national signing day. Delton chose K-State for one main reason: He loves Bill Snyder’s offense. “The fit couldn’t be any better. Everything they do plays to my strengths, a lot of read-option stuff.”

Kansas State women get off to hot start, down Kansas 76-68

Kansas State head coach Deb Patterson could not have scripted a much better start for her team than the one it put together Wednesday night. The Wildcats waltzed into enemy territory and scored on their first eight possessions to build a 21-point lead while holding the Jayhawks scoreless.

Happy 92nd birthday to coaching legend Tex Winter

Former Kansas State basketball player Larry Weigel wrote about visiting legendary coach Tex Winter, who turned 92 on Tuesday. Weigel said he delivers a triangle-shaped ice cream cake to Tex every year on his birthday, in honor of the triangle offense that Winter popularized at Kansas State and later as an assistant coach in the NBA.

K-State will try again at Texas Tech to end road struggles

A 6 p.m. tip against Texas Tech on Tuesday at United Spirit Arena will carry added meaning for Kansas State. A victory would end a six-game road losing streak and solidify the Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament hopes as they turn their focus to future games against Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Baylor. A loss would leave them in the same position they have been fighting to escape for two months.

Sooners benefit from week off

K-State coach Bruce Weber had an unusual reason for the loss. He thought Oklahoma benefited from a week off leading up to the game. It was the second time K-State played a Big 12 opponent coming off that much rest. The other was Iowa State, which beat the Wildcats at Hilton Coliseum.

Lon Kruger up to usual tournament-worthy ways at Oklahoma

Ryan Spangler could tell Oklahoma was headed to the NCAA Tournament the moment he stepped foot on campus. “He’s such a good coach that you can’t help but work hard and play hard for him,” Spangler said of Lon Kruger. After joining the Sooners, Spangler has become one of the Big 12’s top forwards, averaging 10.5 points and 9.9 rebounds.

Kansas State survives challenge from TCU, wins 65-53

Though the final score didn’t reflect it, this game was close. Kansas State led TCU 27-26 at halftime and the score was tied at 42-42 in the second half. With a smaller-than-usual crowd on hand, Bramlage Coliseum lacked energy. But the Wildcats made enough plays as the game wore on to survive 65-53.