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Kansas State Jumps to ‘Next Four Out’ in Latest Bracketology

Dec 21, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Cam Carter (5) shoots against Wichita State Shockers guard Harlond Beverly (20) and guard Xavier Bell (1) during the first half at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Jerome Tang and the Kansas State Wildcats are fighting to make a late push for an NCAA Tournament bid, and according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, things are going according to plan in Manhattan.

Kansas State fell out of the tournament field after losing seven of their previous eight games. Still, after earning a Q1 win on Saturday over No. 25 BYU, Kansas State appears to have a chance at representing the league as the Big 12’s 10th tournament team.


Kansas State currently sits in 10th place in the Big 12 Conference with an overall record of 16-11 and 6-8 in conference play. The Wildcats picked up their third Quad 1 win this Saturday, knocking off BYU 84-74, which was massive for the team’s momentum. K-State also has recorded wins against No. 6 Kansas and No. 11 Baylor, and if Providence can continue to trend in the right direction, the team would be awarded their fourth Quad 1 win.

One of the many blessings of playing as members of the Big 12 Conference are the consistent opportunities to earn signature wins. Kansas State will have three more opportunities for Q1 wins in their final four games against Cincinnati, Kansas, and Iowa State.

While Kansas State is currently listed as the unofficial 75th-ranked team in the latest bracketology update, the Wildcats still have some work ahead of them to sneak into the field. In the event that K-State finished off their season with three wins in their final four matchups, it is likely to assume that the Big 12 Conference will field double digit representatives in the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

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