Wednesdays at The Salute

Wednesdays at The Salute

Let the madness begin! March is by far one of my favorite months of the year. The NCAA Tournament is almost here and baseball is underway.

The question that is on the minds of many is “Can K-State still make the tournament?”. There aren’t many things that are as exciting as the tournament but, when your favorite team doesn’t make it, it’s hard to deal with.

It’s absolutely insane that we’re even considering the idea that K-State could still have a shot being in the field of 64. But somehow, this team continues to do things that seem impossible. When it comes to basketball, nothing is impossible, especially in March. As I write this, both KU and Kentucky are losing1.

As bad as I want to believe that winning Saturday against Texas and then picking up one or two wins in the Big 12 tournament would be good enough to get an at-large bid, I don’t think that will be good enough. We will need to win the Big 12 tournament to guarantee an appearance in the big dance.

After beating KU and Iowa State in the same week, I’m feeling pretty good. But, we can’t forget about some of the droughts we’ve been on this season. There have been the “WOW” moments and there have been the moments when I feel like I need to visit the locker room and shake every player on the team until they wake up.

The simple answer for making the tournament, WIN. All we need to do is win right now. Nigel Johnson and Nino Williams have brought this team back to life. Now, they need carry the momentum into Saturday. The team needs to continue to fight like they have the last few games and make improbabilities, possible.

It’s not over! Let’s make madness happen!


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  1. Editor’s note: They both came back to win, dammit []

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Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University and misses Manhattan everyday. She works overnight at KSN in Wichita as the morning show producer and all other times watching sports, writing about sports, and tweeting about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @SportsWithDara.

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