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.

Nino Williams scores career-high 20 points vs. Baylor

Junior forward Nino Williams played one of his best games, scoring a career-high 20 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Williams earned his first start since the season-opener, and he took advantage of the extra playing time by finding space in Baylor’s zone for baseline jumpers and layups.

K-State’s basketball stock rising, but more quality road wins would help

The Kansas State basketball team has defeated top-20 teams in back-to-back games, grabbed hold of third place in the Big 12 standings and all but clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, there is much work to be done between now and the postseason. The next two weeks alone will be significant. Three of K-State’s next four games — Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas Tech — are on the road.

Kansas State-Baylor basketball preview

The Kansas State Wildcats are coming off a pair of impressive victories over Texas and Kansas. Could they experience a hangover from that high on Saturday when they take on Baylor at 6 p.m. in Waco, Texas? The game will be aired on ESPNU.

Kansas State baseball begins season in favorite’s role

Ross Kivett delayed one dream to chase another when he returned to Kansas State for his senior baseball season. The standout second baseman turned down an opportunity to sign with the Cleveland Indians, his hometown team, after they selected him in the 10th round of last summer’s draft. Why? He thinks the Wildcats are destined for the College World Series.

Kansas State’s Will Spradling comes up big in rivalry game

Will Spradling played arguably his finest game in a Kansas State uniform Monday, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals, helping the Wildcats beat Kansas for the first time since he was a freshman. As a Sunflower State native, the night seemed to belong to Spradling, who graduated from Shawnee Mission South.

K-State beats No. 7 KU 85-82 in OT

The first time Kansas State beat Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum, it had Michael Beasley. The second time, Jacob Pullen had a night for the ages. The third time was different. Though the Wildcats’ 85-82 overtime victory against the Jayhawks on Monday was every bit as memorable as the two that came before it, there was no single hero. K-State won this one behind a complete team effort.

K-State gives fans a rush with win over Kansas

Kansas State’s 85-82 overtime win Monday over No. 7 Kansas is complete, just the program’s fourth win in 52 tries. This is the kind of moment that can help define a season, and there is no better way for a basketball coach to win hearts and minds here than to beat the Jayhawks.

Jayhawks rally to force OT, fall to Wildcats

In the final minutes of the second half, Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe had jammed his hands together and looked at his teammates. Bramlage Coliseum was coming in waves, all around them. "Don't break down!" Tharpe had yelled, his voiced swallowed by an avalanche of noise. "Don't break down."

Coming off big win, K-State quickly turns focus to Kansas

Marcus Foster and Wesley Iwundu have heard the stories of past Kansas State home wins over Kansas. “We want to be a part of that, too,” Foster said. For that to happen when Kansas returns to Bramlage Coliseum at 8 p.m. on Monday, K-State will need to beat a quality opponent on less than three days of rest.

K-State needs to be better than its best against Kansas on Monday

There’s nothing else like it in major-college basketball, Kansas’ command of Kansas State on the Wildcats’ floor. But if there was ever an occasion for a short memory for K-State, it is now. Not just because the longer view when it comes to Monday’s Sunflower State clash is loaded with failure, but because the most recent exercise was such a positive.

Wildcats’ defense frustrates Longhorns

K-State frustrated Texas from start to finish with its defensive pressure. The Longhorns shot 32.7 percent from the field and 38.5 percent on three-pointers and turned the ball over 18 times. That led to a season-low 57 points. The Wildcats were particularly good against Cameron Ridley, who scored five points, and Javan Felix, who made three of 12 shots.

Kansas State begins big homestand with red-hot Texas

Texas started receiving national attention when the Longhorns edged Kansas State by three last month at the Erwin Center, on a buzzer-beating three from Jonathan Holmes, and has been on a roll since. Now K-State is hoping it can score a quality victory over the Longhorns on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum and receive a similar boost of momentum.