Phoning it in Derek Larson March 9, 2015 Features, Wildcat First Down Mondays at The Salute Technology is not my friend. I sat down unsure of what this column would entail. It could cover yet another disappointing Wildcat loss. It could attempt to estimate the Wildcats’ chances in the Big 12 Tournament. It could even be an attempt at a screenplay for the third film in the “Bill and Ted” series, starring Michael Beasley and Bill Walker. Alas, there are two laptops that typically function in my home, but neither would function properly as I attempted to begin writing. With that, here we are. Jevon Thomas, the starting point guard for the majority of the season, may or may not appear in a K-State uniform again. K-State’s effort against the Texas Longhorns, one that could have – at the very least – played spoiler for UT’s NCAA Tourney hopes, proved ugly and fairly depressing. We are a week away from watching a Selection Sunday go by without immediately Googling K-State’s first round opponent. And I’m typing on my phone. That’s right. My thumbs are wiggling rapidly like a teen saying WTF to her BFF about BTO’s TCB. (I’m at least 32% certain that all of those things I just typed are, indeed, things.) With that, I have literally phoned it in. Unfortunately, that sounds a bit like a certain basketball team I love for portions of the season. Is that the sort of negativity I normally attempt to avoid in the column? Absolutely, but I’ll gladly be proven wrong with the four straight wins this team needs to clinch a Tournament berth. It all starts with TCU on Wednesday. Four wins to go. Please, put down the phone.