For 28 games this season, the Kansas State basketball team cruised to 24 wins and soared up the national rankings.
After a shocking 85-82 overtime loss to Iowa State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum, combined with a 17-point loss at Kansas earlier in the week, the Wildcats are now headed in the other direction.
How far? Maybe just a spot or two in the polls. Maybe out of the top 10. It all depends on the voters.
What will that mean for K-State’s NCAA Tournament seeding? A No. 1 seed appears out of the question, but it all depends on how the Wildcats play at the Big 12 Tournament. Win a game or two in Kansas City, and they are likely looking at a No. 2 seed. Lose a third straight game and a No. 3 seed may be in the cards.
All that is certain is that K-State needs to perform better in the postseason than it did against the Cyclones if it wants to make a run through March.