SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see...
Iowa State, Kansas State meet in Big 12 semis
Iowa State (21-11, 10-9) vs. Kansas State (25-7, 15-4)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Semifinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 6 p.m. EDT
TCU faces Kansas State in Big 12 quarters
No. 8 seed TCU (20-12, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Kansas State (24-7, 14-4)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 1:30 p.m. EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech sophomore guard Jarrett Culver is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year after helping lead his hometown Red Raiders to a share of the regular season...
Culver voted Big 12 player of year by league’s coaches
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver has been voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard has been honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders shared the regular-season...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There was one thing Kansas State seniors Barry Brown, Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes wanted to cross off their lists as they played their final home game for the Wildcats: win a...
OU faces tough test vs No. 18 Kansas State
Oklahoma (19-11, 7-10) vs. No. 18 Kansas State (23-7, 13-4)
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 18 Kansas State presents a tough challenge...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one has played more games for Kansas State than Barry Brown. The Wildcats have a chance to become Big 12 champs in his next one.
TCU seeks revenge on Kansas State
Kansas State (22-7, 12-4) vs. TCU (18-11, 6-10)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas State goes for the season sweep over TCU after...
No. 16 Kansas State looks to extend streak vs Baylor
Baylor (19-9, 10-5) vs. No. 16 Kansas State (21-7, 11-4)
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 Kansas State looks for its sixth straight...
Kansas seeks revenge on Kansas State
Kansas State (21-6, 11-3) vs. Kansas (20-7, 9-5)
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas seeks revenge on Kansas State after dropping the first...
Oklahoma St. faces tough test vs No. 23 Kansas State
Oklahoma State (10-16, 3-10) vs. No. 23 Kansas State (20-6, 10-3)
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Kansas State presents a tough...
No. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas State went on the road to quickly get back on track.
Barry Brown scored 21 points and the No. 23 Wildcats beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings.
A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed, gave the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3) their sixth straight conference road win.
Iowa State seeks to stay in Big 12 chase vs K-State
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.
Brown, Stokes, lead No. 18 Kansas State past Texas 71-64
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas State ranks among the best in college basketball on defense, so the Wildcats' are not generally cited for lack of toughness.
But that's what their coach, Bruce Weber, did after a 67-47 loss to Texas in the Big 12 opener on Jan. 2. Nevermind that two Kansas State starters, Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes, missed the game with injuries.
Brown, Sneed help Kansas State beat No. 13 Kansas, 74-67
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kamau Stokes trailed Cartier Diarra all the way to the basket, the senior guard watching right along with every Kansas State fan that squeezed into Bramlage Coliseum to see its showdown with Kansas.
He knew the springy sophomore guard would do something special.
Wade is perfect as Kansas St. shoots past Oklahoma St. 75-57
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State's Dean Wade didn't know he had a perfect shooting night going from the field until assistant coach Chris Lowery told him.
"Honestly, I had no idea," Wade said. "I didn't really know until the very end, when coach Lowery said something to me about, 'Oh, you just don't want to shoot, don't want to mess up your percentage.' I was like, 'What are you talking about?'"
K-State’s defense stifles No. 14 Texas Tech in 58-45 win
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Kansas State and Texas Tech have two of the four highest-rated defenses in the country. They didn't disappoint Tuesday night.
In a preview of the tough test that awaits Big 12 opponents, the Wildcats ground down the 14th-ranked Red Raiders 58-45 on Tuesday night. Kansas State held Tech to a season low in points and hasn't allowed a team to score more than 71 this season.
Sneed, Wade lead Wildcats past Horned Frogs 65-55
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bruce Weber was very confident about his team before the season started, but after a few injuries the season looked shaky.
After a 65-55 win for Kansas State over TCU on Saturday and everyone healthy again, the Wildcats look to be rolling at the right time once again.
"Right now we are hitting our stride and we are playing for each other," Wade said. "We are playing at an all-time high and have lots of confidence."
Brown and Wade lead Kansas State past No. 20 Oklahoma, 74-61
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State guard Barry Brown didn't need any last-minute heroics this time.
After hitting game-winners in the final minute of the Wildcats' previous two games, he helped Kansas State control Oklahoma from start to finish. Brown scored 25 points as Kansas State beat the 20th-ranked Sooners 74-61 on Wednesday night.
Brown, coming off his first Big 12 player of the week honor, is averaging 25.7 points during the Wildcats' three-game win streak.
Barry Brown lifts Kansas State over No. 20 Iowa State 58-57
AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 20 Iowa State appeared to have done just enough to survive on a snowy and sleepy Saturday in Ames.
Barry Brown had other ideas.
Brown hit a layup with four seconds left and Kansas State stunned Iowa State 58-57 on Saturday, handing the Cyclones their second straight loss.
Brown had 23 points to lead the Wildcats (12-4, 2-2 Big 12), who closed the game on a 10-2 run for their first road win of the year. Iowa State (12-4, 2-2) didn't score over the final 2:42.
K-State rallies from 21 down to beat West Virginia, 71-69
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown had repeatedly driven down the right side of the lane for buckets, or at the very least a foul, helping Kansas State slowly emerge from a 21-point second-half hole against West Virginia.
So with the game on the line in the final minute, was there any question what he would do?
No. 11 Texas Tech beats K-State 63-57 for 2-0 Big 12 start
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti made a handful of big offensive plays at opportune times, including a big personal run, to spark No. 11 Texas Tech in a matchup of two great defensive teams.
Moretti scored a career-high 19 points and Matt Mooney added 14 to give the Red Raiders enough of an edge to hold off Kansas State 63-57 on Saturday.
No. 5 Kansas to visit Iowa State in Big 12′s opening weekend
A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.
K-State blows big lead, hangs on to beat George Mason 59-58
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State might have headed into Big 12 play saddled with an embarrassing home collapse against George Mason had Kamau Stokes not buried a series of 3-pointers down the stretch.
The senior guard didn't care about those shots, though.
He was still ruing a pair of turnovers that put the Wildcats in such a predicament.
K-State leans on defense in 69-58 victory over Vanderbilt
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was only fitting that Barry Brown would surpass Jacob Pullen for the most steals in Kansas State history on the same night the Wildcats used their stingy defense to shut down Vanderbilt.
Brown finished with three steals to give him 211 for his career, and the senior guard added 12 points to join three other Wildcats in double-figures scoring, leading Kansas State to a wire-to-wire 69-58 victory over the high-scoring Commodores on Saturday night.
K-State uses big second-half run to beat Southern Miss 55-51
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kamau Stokes scored 18 points, all but two of them in the second half, and Kansas State used a big run out of the locker room to edge Southern Miss 55-51 on Wednesday night.
Barry Brown added 15 points for the Wildcats (8-2), who trailed 31-19 at the break before their 20-2 charge midway through the second half allowed them to seize control.
Brown leads No. 25 Kansas State over Georgia State 71-59
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown has been ready to step up when No. 25 Kansas State needs him.
With injuries to Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes, Brown delivered again for the Wildcats on Saturday night.
Brown scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half, propelling Kansas State over Georgia State 71-59.
"I don't think it had anything to do with pressure," Brown said. "I just tried to stay confident when Dean and Kam went down and keep our guys going."
Igbanu helps Tulsa top No. 16 Kansas State 47-46
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Martins Igbanu made a big play, and then partied with some of his classmates.
Igbanu connected for a go-ahead jump hook with 1:51 remaining, and Tulsa edged No. 16 Kansas State 47-46 on Saturday.
Curran Scott scored 14 points for Tulsa (7-3), and Igbanu had nine points and six rebounds. The Hurricane got their second straight victory against the Big 12, also topping Oklahoma State 74-71 on Wednesday.
Wade takes over in 2nd half, No. 12 Kansas St. sinks Lehigh
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Dean Wade knew Kansas State was in need of a spark, and he took it upon himself to provide it.
Wade scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, Barry Brown added 16 and No. 12 Kansas State beat Lehigh 77-58 on Saturday.
"The first half we weren't playing with any emotion or energy so my main focus was to do that," Wade said. "I just wanted to be aggressive, but smart."
No. 12 Kansas St beats Missouri in Paradise Jam title game
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Dean Wade wanted nothing more than to win a regular-season tournament title for Kansas State coach Bruce Weber.
Wade helped the 12th-ranked Wildcats deliver, scoring 21 points as Kansas State defeated Missouri 82-67 Monday night in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.
The Wildcats (5-0) won their first regular-season tournament championship in four tries under Weber, and Kansas State's first since 2011.
The Latest: Wade, No. 12 Kansas St. win Paradise Jam title
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The Latest on the Paradise Jam (all times local):
Dean Wade scored 21 points, and No. 12 Kansas State defeated Missouri 82-67 Monday night in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.
Barry Brown Jr. added 19 points and six assists, Xavier Sneed had 13 points and Kamau Stokes scored 10 for the Wildcats (5-0), who won their first in-season tournament title in four tries under head coach Bruce Weber.
No. 12 Kansas St. beats E. Kentucky at Paradise Jam
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Xavier Sneed scored 16 points to lead five Kansas State players in double figures, and the Wildcats led by as many as 31 points in the second half in their 95-68 win over Eastern Kentucky at the Paradise Jam on Friday night.
Dean Wade and Cartier Diarra added 14 points each, and Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown Jr. had 10 points apiece for the 12th-ranked Wildcats (3-0).
The Latest: Sneed leads Kansas St. past E. Kentucky 95-68
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The Latest on the Paradise Jam (all times local):
Xavier Sneed scored 16 points to lead five Kansas State players in double figures, and the No. 12 Wildcats beat Eastern Kentucky 95-68 on Friday night in the Paradise Jam tournament.
Brown scores 25 to lift No. 12 Kansas St over Denver 64-56
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nothing has come easy for No. 12 Kansas State early this season.
Barry Brown had 15 of his 25 points in the second half and the Wildcats held off Denver 64-56 on Monday night. Brown scored all the points in an 11-0 run that helped K-State stave off an upset bid by the pesky Pioneers.
"I just wanted to help my teammates out," he said. "We were in a slump and I didn't feel the energy from our guys so I tried to step up."
Brown, Mawien help No. 12 K-State beat Kennesaw State 56-41
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Three of the veterans that led Kansas State to the Elite Eight last season spent the past week shuffling in and out of practice, each of them dealing with a nagging early season injury.
Barry Brown and Dean Wade were good enough to play against Kennesaw State on Friday night.
Xavier Sneed wound up sitting out the game.
Most of the way, the No. 12 Wildcats could have used him.
Kansas State Preview Capsule
Last season: 25-12, lost to Loyola-Chicago in Elite Eight
Coach: Bruce Weber
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: PF Mawdo Sallah (transferred to Radford), SG Brian Patrick (transferred to IUPFW); SG Amaad Wainwright, SG Mason Schoen, SG Kade Kinnamon
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season.
The 6-foot-3 Brown has started 83 of 105 games during his career, and already ranks third on the school's career list with 189 steals. He averaged 15.9 points last season. With 1,283 points, Brown is just outside the top 10 on Kansas State's career scoring list.
Kansas State guard Brian Patrick intends to transfer
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Brian Patrick has announced his decision to transfer.
The sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, averaged 1.9 points while appearing in 49 games over two seasons with the Wildcats. His best game came against West Virginia late last season, when he scored 11 points.
Playing time has been hard to find on a roster stocked with guards, though. Barry Brown, Kamau Stokes, Mike McGuirl, Xavier Sneed and Cartier Diarra soaked up most of the minutes last season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State was picked to finish eighth in the rugged Big 12, and coach Bruce Weber began the season with even some of the most strident Wildcat fans calling for his job.
They wound up among the last eight teams playing in the NCAA Tournament, and Weber threw a big ol' bucket of ice water on his hot seat, as they came within a game of playing in the Final Four.
ATLANTA (AP) — Barry Brown Jr. darted into the lane, blowing by everybody in blue, and delivered a rare burst of offense just in the nick of time.
He wasn't done, either.
As Kansas State celebrated yet another upset in the bracket-busting South, knocking out Kentucky's' latest group of fabulous freshmen, Brown leaped over the press table like Superman and waded into the arms of the purple-clad fans.
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
This Sweet 16 is picking up right where its zany lead-in left off. Two No. 9 seeds and an 11 are in the Elite Eight, and at least one of those underdogs will reach the Final Four.
Fitting for this NCAA Tournament that's cranked up the unpredictability of March Madness to never-before-seen levels.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two years ago, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber asked his players who was going to be his stopper on defense.
A scrawny freshman named Barry Brown immediately raised his hand. Weber blew it off at the time, but over the past three years Brown has turned into one of the best on-ball defenders in college basketball.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 seed Creighton (21-11) vs. No. 9 seed Kansas State (22-11)
First round, South Region; Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday approximately 6:50 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Creighton is in the big dance for the second straight season and the fifth time in the last seven seasons, but has not reached the Sweet 16 since 1974. Kansas State won their First Four game against Wake Forest last year before losing to sixth-seeded Cincinnati in the first round.
Jayhawks, Wildcats banged up entering NCAA Tournament
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The success or failure of teams from the Sunflower State in the NCAA Tournament might be decided not by the players taking the floor but their trainers in the locker room.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State could have crumbled when TCU's Desmond Bane knocked down a desperation 3-pointer to force overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday.
Or when Vlad Brodziansky gave the Horned Frogs the lead in the extra session.
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Kansas State's Dean Wade has been a standout player for the Wildcats for most of the season and has a good chance to be the first Wildcat to be named to the All-Big 12 First Team since 2013.
In the regular season finale against Baylor, Wade made a strong case and then some.
Wade scored 25 points and Barry Brown scored 18 and Kansas State beat Baylor 77-67 Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
Baylor head coach Scott Drew had nothing but praise for the K-State junior.
Brown’s 14 second-half points pushes Kansas State past Texas
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — For the third-straight home game, Kansas State went into halftime tied with an opponent, and with the game still in question just under the five-minute mark, Barry Brown showed up when the Wildcats needed him most.
Brown scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State pulled away late to beat Texas 58-48 on Wednesday night.