The K-State Wildcats ended the 2021-22 regular season on a five-game losing streak after falling to Oklahoma 78-71 on Saturday.
The loss means the Wildcats finished the regular season with a 14-16 record, while going 6-11 in Big 12 Conference play. And with all the speculation around head coach Bruce Weber’s future, he had to take some questions on his job status after the game on Saturday.
“I don’t know,” Weber said. “I have no idea. I’m just worried about West Virginia. That’s all I can worry about. Obviously, we thought we had higher hopes this year. We’ve improved and we’ve gotten better, but this finish has not been what we had hoped for. We had some pretty good momentum going and it didn’t happen.”
Weber is now four years removed from the program’s magical Elite 8 run and has finished either last or second-to-last in the Big 12 the last three seasons.
Weber has won two league titles, along with five trips to the NCAA Tournament, however they all came in his first seven seasons on the job.
Weber has one year remaining on his contract, which pays him a salary of $2.8 million. His buyout is currently $1 million, but it will drop to $500,000 on April 30.
At this point, Weber needs to find some magic in Kansas City this week for the Big 12 Tournament. The Wildcats play West Virginia on Wednesday night and would need to win four games in four days to get the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. No team has ever done that in Big 12 history.