Kansas State vs Texas Big 12 TournamentWell, I hope we saved our legs. An 18-point lead with about 9 minutes left should make it easy to rest starters and prepare for the next opponent. Kansas State did a great job of shutting down a hot Myck Kabongo, who averaged 15.7 points per game since his return to the Longhorn team. Kansas State was able to do something pretty special with the win last night, they beat Texas four times this season. Once in football and three times in basketball.

Big 12 Tourney brackets K-State

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Game four of the evening was really a great game in the last five minutes. Oklahoma State had let a 20 point lead slip down to 10 with five left to play and Baylor was able to tie the game on a huge three-point bucket and a made free throw from Gary Franklin. Then the Big 12 refs stepped in and called a phantom foul allowing Phil Forte to go to the line with less than 3 seconds left. Down two, Pierre Jackson got a good look and missed off the back iron.

An easy win for Kansas State and a hard fought battle that came down to the very last second from Oklahoma State sets up a great semi-final game. In a post game interview, Angel Rodriguez mentioned that they he still feels the pain from the OSU loss last Saturday. That was before he knew that he would get a revenge game this evening.

Kansas State vs Texas Big 12 TournamentOne thing I have noticed about Angel, when he makes a mistake he likes to correct it as quickly as possible. His lone turnover of the night was a bounce pass to Jordan Henriquez that bounced off JO’s hands and into the hands of a Longhorn. Before the ball got back to half-court, Angel had already pick-pocketed a Texas guard and was on his way in for a lay-up. He then went to JO and told him what he thought of his effort to receive that pass.

Angel, and the rest of the Wildcat team gets a chance to correct a mistake it made in Stillwater last weekend. They let a nine-point lead slip away and at that time they thought the let the Big 12 trophy slip out of their grasp. Now it’s time for revenge. They get a chance to right the ship and play for another trophy. A Big 12 Tournament trophy.

About The Author

Ryan was born and raised around the “Little Apple”, and is a life-long Kansas State fan and 2007 graduate. He is also a lover of all things Tallgrass Brewing. Was once quoted on November 11, 2006 as saying, "If we beat Texas, I will get a Powercat tattooed on my ass!"

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