Tuesdays on The Salute

Tuesdays on The Salute

Two game winning streak!!!

I’m trying my best to put a positive spin on the current state of Wildcat basketball. That’s about all I could come up with so far. K-State won their last two games at home against Bradley and Savannah State. The games weren’t pretty. The Cats edged the Braves by a mere three points and trailed 19 – 18 at half. Sunday against Savannah State, the Wildcats committed another 17 turnovers and battled first half foul troubles on their way to a 20 point win over a bad team. Technically, both wins were over bad teams, which makes the slim margin of victory against the Braves very disappointing.

Now everything I’ve just said may not be true. I didn’t actually see either game. The Bradley game was on ESPN3 which has never worked for me. And the Savannah State game was on K-StateHD.TV, which I can access but I was at a friend’s house during game time and didn’t want to sit streaming a basketball game at their house. So, I followed the past two games via score apps and twitter. A few times I saw the word “unwatchable” dropped about the Cats’ performance. I found that ironic because I was not watching the unwatchable.

Hopefully, the Wildcats will become more watchable really soon. Texas A&M and Georgia loom on the horizon. By no means are those SEC schools powerhouses, but they are vastly better than Bradley and Savannah State. In another ironic twist, I probably still won’t watch very much of those games. I’ll be traveling during the A&M game. For Georgia, I might be able to catch some of it in a hotel room. In between those games, is the Texas Southern game that is slated for Fox Sports Midwest which I won’t get in Minnesota.

I feel pretty confident that the good Wildcats will return. Each of the last two years while I’ve struggled to watch K-State basketball games from Minnesota things have gone very well. The Cats beat Gonzaga last year and Florida the previous year. Here’s to hoping that trend continues.

Go Cats! Beat A&M!

(Because of my travels, this is my last post until after the bowl game, so Beat UCLA! And Happy New Year!)

About The Author

Seth is a 2000 graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State. While in Manhattan he wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, reported for the Wildcat 91.9 and interned at KSNT-TV in Topeka. He teaches now, but still play with his journalism degree. Living in the middle of Missouri makes it harder to follow the Cats, but he wears enough purple to draw stares at the grocery store. Follow him on Twitter at @catbacker77

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