If you would have asked me at the beginning of the season how well K-State basketball would do this season, I may have laughed and made some sort of joke about how bad they were going to be. At the beginning of the season, no one knew who would step up to take a leadership role for the Cats and make big plays. Justin Edwards has stepped up and has scored in double figures in all seven games this season. The Cats haven’t proved much yet, and won’t start conference play until January 2nd, but they have looked better than I thought they would.
K-State’s biggest test thus far was against North Carolina. They stayed with the Tarheels throughout the game and were even up eight in the closing minutes. The young Wildcats couldn’t finish against a tough and more experienced Tarheels team. This was a great learning lesson for the Wildcats.
The Cats biggest win so far this season came last Friday, December 4th, against the Georgia Bulldogs. Freshman Dean Wade hit the game winning jumper with 4.3 seconds left to beat Georgia 68-66. Wade scored 16 of his game high 17 points in the second half. This game was the first non- conference road victory since the 65-62 win against George Washington on December 8th 2012.
The Wildcats 6-1 record is the best start since opening the season 6-1 in 2012-2013. The Wildcats have a game tonight at 7 p.m. against The Coppin State Eagles. Their next big test will come against Texas A&M on Saturday, December 12th, at 4:30 in College Station. Texas A&M is 7-2 with losses against Syracuse and Arizona State. It will be another good battle for the Wildcat team and hopefully young mistakes won’t happen again. I think the Cats will lose to A&M, but it will be a tough battle.
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