Vahe Gregorian

K-State’s problems are exposed in season-ending loss to TCU

Kansas State likely wasn’t winning the Big 12 Tournament, but the idea going into Wednesday’s opener was to generate a last stand, to put an exclamation point on a season of radical mood swings. Instead, the clarifying signature was this: a grimace-inducing 67-65 loss to TCU that officially snuffed out a school-record five straight NCAA berths and illuminated all that went awry this season.

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Sam Mellinger

Bruce Weber has the most interesting team in the Big 12, and that’s not a great thing

In many ways, Kansas State has the most interesting team here as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament begins Wednesday at the Sprint Center. The Wildcats are 5-3 against the tournament’s top four seeds, and 3-7 against everyone else. Their best player has been benched and suspended. Their top newcomer has been mostly underwhelming. And much of the rest of the team has been hurt, at one time or another.