The Wildcats’ excitement-filled season ended on a down note with an 89-81 loss at West Virginia. Even so, Kansas State built a resume to comfortably fit inside March Madness as a high seed.
K-State’s 11-1 start in non-conference play boosted the team’s March Madness chances, while the beginning of conference play cemented its position in the tournament. K-State propelled itself to the top of the rankings by winning six out of its first seven games in the Big 12, including wins against Texas, Baylor and Kansas.
The Wildcats kept afloat the rest of the season even through ups and downs. Now, finishing 3rd place in the Big 12, K-State ranks inside the top 30 in nearly every ranking metric. The Wildcats’ March Madness position is now solely dependent on their performance in the Big 12 Tournament.
Conference Record: 11-7
Point Differential: +7.1
Quad 1 Record: 9-7
Quad 2 Record: 4-1
Quad 3 Record: 3-0
Quad 4: 7-0
Best Win: 83-82 vs. No. 2 Kansas Jan. 17
Worse Loss: 79-65 @ Oklahoma Feb. 14
BPI Ranking: 28
NCAA NET Ranking: No. 17
NET Strength of Schedule: 16th Highest
ESPN Bracketology Prediction: 3 Seed