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  1. Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    This year's race for the Wooden Award may come down to a missed free throw attempt and a layup that never found its way through the net. With the NCAA tournament less than a week away, those are the only things separating Indiana's Victor Oladipo and...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  2. Wooden Watch: Jason King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, Indiana's Victor Oladipo is still considered the leading candidate to win the Wooden Award, given annually to the nation's top player. The race, however, is far from over. Players such as G...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  3. Kansas State gets back on track

    Jason King

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Twenty-four hours before its most impressive win of the Big 12 season -- an 81-61 victory over Baylor -- Bruce Weber kicked his Kansas State basketball team out of practice. Loafing through drills, snickering during dead balls, ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  4. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    Kansas State has moved up a spot in this week's Big 12 power rankings -- and the Wildcats could be even higher by this time next week if they capitalize on two huge opportunities in the coming days. K-State's next two games are against Oklahoma and K...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  5. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    Kansas is still the heavy favorite to win a ninth consecutive Big 12 title. But its path to the championship may be more difficult than Big 12 fans expected. That was evident Wednesday, when Iowa State nearly upset Bill Self's squad at Allen Fieldhou...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  6. K-State's McGruder finds his stroke

    Jason King

    The speech Kansas State coach Bruce Weber delivered to struggling guard Rodney McGruder during halftime of Saturday's 73-67 victory over Oklahoma State didn't take long to deliver. In fact, it was only one word. "Relax!" Weber said. "I just tol...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  7. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    Last season, the Pac-12 was the toughest conference in the country to power-rank each week. This season, that honor falls on the Big 12. Other than Kansas, the league is filled with mediocre teams that -- at least for now -- don't appear to have much...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  8. Martin pleased with K-State's resiliency

    Jason King

    Part of Frank Martin's job as Kansas State's basketball coach is to make sure his players bounce back mentally after a tough loss. But after the Wildcats fell at home to Kansas last week, the roles were reversed. Martin was dejected. He sought ...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  9. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    Here are this week's Big 12 power rankings: 1. Missouri: The Tigers have played the two toughest teams in the league (Kansas and Baylor) and defeated them both. Guard Marcus Denmon had made just five of his previous 31 attempts from 3-point range ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    As we get ready for Monday's showdown in Lawrence between Baylor and Kansas, here are this week's Big 12 power rankings: 1. Baylor: The Bears aren't just talented. They're tough. Three of Baylor's last six wins have come by two points. Freshman Qu...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  11. Tougher Jones, Baylor stay undefeated

    Jason King

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - For years he has been hailed as a future NBA lottery pick. Baylor's Perry Jones III is a phenom, professional scouts have said, an athletic freak. Lately, though, the 6-foot-11 forward whom some have labeled as the most talented ...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Baylor 75, Kansas State 73

    Jason King

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Here are some quick thoughts from Baylor's 75-73 victory over Kansas State on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum. Overview: Perry Jones III scored 17 points and Pierre Jackson dished out 11 assists to lead the No. 4 Bears over the 18t...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big 12

    Jason King

    After an eventful week in the Big 12, here are my latest power rankings: Baylor: At 15-0, the Bears are one of just three remaining undefeated teams in the country. But just how much longer will the streak last? Scott Drew's squad will face its t...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  14. 'Embarrassed' KSU hands Mizzou first loss

    Jason King

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Three days ago, before he ever boarded the bus to leave Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas State coach Frank Martin probably uttered the word "embarrassed" 431 times. Embarrassed by his team's 18-point loss to rival Kansas. Embarrassed...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Kansas St. 75, Missouri 59

    Jason King

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Here are some quick thoughts from Kansas State's 75-59 victory over previously unbeaten Missouri Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. Overview: Rodney McGruder scored 20 points and Will Spradling added 14 to lead Kansas State at the O...

    Blog | January 07, 2012