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Kansas State has plenty to play for this week at Big 12 Tournament

Kansas State has never won the Big 12 Tournament, and its last Big Eight Tournament championship came in 1980.

That means the same motivation it used while winning the Big 12 regular season championship (ending a title drought that stretched back to 1977) will be present this week at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. But that won’t be the Wildcats’ only motivation.

With a good showing, they can improve their NCAA Tournament seed and location.

Most online projections, including Bracketology and Jerry Palm, have K-State as a No. 4 seed. A few wins could bump it up to the 3 line. A quarterfinals loss to Texas/TCU could drop it to the 5 line.

What the experts can’t seem to agree on is which sub-regional site K-State will be sent to. ESPN predicts the Wildcats to land in Kansas City, an ideal location that would allow K-State fans to easily attend the games. CBS predicts the Wildcats to play in San Jose.
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