Latest Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball News

Kansas star Dedric Lawson declares for NBA draft

Apr. 8, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson will skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft, the latest move in what should be a significant overhaul of the Jayhawks' roster for next season. Lawson transferred from Memphis and sat out last season, then led the Big 12 with 19.4 points and 10.3 rebounds this season. He was...

The NCAA Latest: Buffalo tops ex-coach Hurley, Arizona State

Mar. 31, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. Buffalo coach Nate Oats beat his former boss when the sixth-seeded Bulls topped Bobby Hurley and 11th-seeded Arizona State 91-74 in the West Region. Hurley was Buffalo's head coach during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with Oats...

Big 12 a bust with early NCAA Tournament flameouts

Mar. 25, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

Bill Self stood in a room just off the court in Allen Fieldhouse on Selection Sunday and lamented that the Big 12 managed to squeak only six schools into the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Fame coach of Kansas pointed to the impressive nonconference wins that the league racked up in November and December. He...

No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

Mar. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to college basketball in California, UC Irvine is low on the totem pole. Now the program that sometimes feels like a little brother to Pac-12 powers like UCLA and USC is the only school from the state still standing in the NCAA Tournament after pulling off a stunner ....

NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down

Mar. 21, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see what's happening at other sites around the country. While some teams may prefer to run and gun and launch shots as...

UC Irvine among nation's hottest teams in NCAA field

Mar. 19, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — UC Irvine is out to prove that it is more than a team with one of college basketball's most unusual mascots. The Anteaters, who face Kansas State on Friday in San Jose, are one of five teams in the NCAA Tournament field to have 30 or more wins this season. The Big West champions and...

Upsets have become the norm at NCAA Tournament

Mar. 17, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Picking a perfect bracket has become a nearly impossible act, the ritual of ripping up brackets an annual rite of the NCAA Tournament. UMBC proved the point early last year by beating Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to topple a No. 1 in tournament history. Loyola-Chicago proved it...

Shayok sends Iowa State past K-State in Big 12 semifinals

Mar. 15, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marial Shayok had watched shot after shot hit everything but net Friday night, and Iowa State's leading scorer and veteran leader could very well have grown hesitant and frustrated. Instead, he hit the two biggest shots of the game. Shayok rattled in a tying 3-pointer down the...

No. 15 K-State beats TCU 70-61 in Big 12 quarterfinals

Mar. 14, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kamau Stokes had just been hammered by TCU on the way to the basket, and Kansas State's senior guard was still lying face-down on the floor when a scratchy voice rang out inside Sprint Center. "Make your free throws!" Wildcats coach Bruce Weber yelled. So much for sympathy. Stokes...

K-State's Dean Wade unlikely to play in Big 12 tourney

Mar. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade is expected to miss the entire Big 12 Tournament for No. 15 Kansas State because of a foot injury that has lingered for much of the season. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said after Wednesday's practice at Sprint Center that the 6-foot-10 Wade would spend...