2019 SeasonAll times ET

2019 Schedule
25-9, 1st in Big 12
34d

No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters' first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

UC Irvine's victory over Kansas State today was the first for the Big West conference in the round of 64 since Hawai'i beat California as a 13 seed in 2016. The Anteaters, in only their second-ever NCAA tournament, also extended their winning streak to 17 games and their school record for wins in a season to 31.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Kansas State star Barry Brown is going to want to forget the final game of his college career for a number of reasons, but he suffered through an absolutely disastrous stretch in the final 1:38 of this upset loss to UC Irvine. Brown first clanged a long 3 early in the shot clock, threw the ball away on another possession, and then missed another 3 with 14 seconds left, capping an afternoon where he finished with 5 points on 2-of-9 shooting. His struggles typified the Wildcats' poor offensive performance (37.3 percent shooting overall, 29.6 from 3) in their defeat.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

We've got a little more than 8 minutes left in San Jose and UC Irvine has a 2-point lead, no fear, and a virtual home-court advantage here in the SAP Center. Kansas State simply can't find anyone who can reliably get to the basket, a continuation of a season-long trend. The Wildcats, already one of the nation's worst-shooting (248th) and scoring teams,(321st) is currently shooting 39.1 percent against the 13th-seeded Anteaters.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Here's how much Kansas State misses injured senior forward Dean Wade so far: The Wildcats scored just 6 points in the paint in the first half and attempted as many threes (14) as twos (14), which isn't a good sign for a team that ranked 224th in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (33.6).

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Not only did Max Hazzard's buzzer-beating 3 tie the game up at halftime for the first time since tipoff, but UC Irvine also held Kansas State without a field goal for the final 6:18 of the first half. It was quite the momentum change for the underdog Anteaters, who trailed throughout despite holding the fourth-seeded Wildcats to 35.7 percent shooting.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

We're early into the first game at San Jose today but it's pretty clear UC Irvine, which is located 385 miles south of the SAP Center, has a decided home-court advantage over No. 4-seeded Kansas State. UC Irvine's fans had the "Let's go Eaters!" chants going even before tipoff.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

At this point it seems clear All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade will miss Kansas State's NCAA Tournament opener against UC-Irvine today. Wade, who's missed the conference tournament with a lingering foot injury, remained in his warmups and was wearing a boot on his foot minutes before tipoff. Yesterday, Wildcats coach Bruce Weber told reporters that "we can't take a chance" in playing Wade, who is the team's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.

Virginia, Tennessee headline South Region (4:45)
40d

Shayok sends Iowa State past K-State in Big 12 semifinals

Marial Shayok hit back-to-back 3-pointers right in front of his own bench to give Iowa State the lead in the final minute, and the fifth-seeded Cyclones held on at the foul line to beat No. 15 Kansas State 63-59 on Friday night in the Big 12 semifinals.

Haliburton slams it on 3 defenders (0:33)
Sneed throws down the one-handed hammer (0:31)
Diarra pulls off a James Harden step back to nail 3-pointer (0:19)
Wigginton blows by a defender for a wide open slam (0:17)
42d

No. 15 K-State beats TCU 70-61 in Big 12 quarterfinals

Xavier Snead scored 19 points, none bigger than a 3-pointer as the shot clock sounded in the final minute, and No. 15 Kansas State rallied from a slow start to beat TCU 70-61 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

Kansas State's tremendous hustle leads to alley-oop spike (0:29)
Diarra smashes ferocious alley-oop for Kansas State (0:24)
Can Texas Tech ride hot streak into Big 12 tournament? (1:11)
Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire
45d

Wildcats' Wade questionable for Big 12 tourney

Kansas State senior Dean Wade reported discomfort in his foot after the Wildcats' victory over Oklahoma on Saturday. Coach Bruce Weber said the star forward is questionable for this week's Big 12 tournament.

Team Stats

Points Per Game65.8
Rebounds Per Game33.3
Assists Per Game13.6
Points Allowed59.64th

Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record34-33
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances29