Kansas State’s final scheduled trip to College Station, Texas was a good one. The Wildcats shot the ball better than they have in recent games and led most of the way before beating Texas A&M 76-70.
The victory left them with two impressive bragging points.
1. K-State finished Big 12 play with a winning road record. It went 5-4 away from home with wins at Missouri, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. After two early losses at Kansas and Oklahoma, the Wildcats went 5-2 on the road and possessed a second-half lead in all seven games. That success is one of the main reasons they are a lock for the NCAA Tournament.
2. The Wildcats swept the two teams that are headed out of the conference after this season in men’s basketball and football. They beat Missouri and Texas A&M twice a piece in basketball (by an average of more than 10 points) and beat both once in football for a perfect 6-0 record. Had they beaten Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl, those “We own Texas” chants could be turned into “We own the SEC.”