Can K-State over­come long NCAA odds?

Wild­cats’ quar­ter­fi­nal vs. Bay­lor may be Big 12 tourney’s big­gest game.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Kevin Lyt­tle klyt­tle@states­

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The big­gest sto­ry­line in the Big 12 Tour­na­ment re­volves around a 28-to-1 long shot to win the event.

The Big Three of top-ranked Kansas, No. 9 Bay­lor and No. 11 West Vir­ginia have sur­pris­ingly lit­tle at stake in Kansas City, Mo., this week, at least re­lat­ing to the NCAA Tour­na­ment.

Iowa State and Ok­la­homa State are locks to hear their names called this Se­lec­tion Sun­day, too.

Kansas State, now, that’s where the ac­tion is.

The Wild­cats (19-12, 8-10) hover right on the bub­ble. Plant­ing The Seeds, the Amer­i­can-States­man’s pro­jec­tions, has them as the last team in the field. ESPN’s Joe Lu­nardi places the Cats sec­ond among his “first four out.” CBS’ Jerry Palm lists the Cats as one of his “last four in.”

Clearly, K-State is liv­ing on the edge, which makes Thurs­day night’s quar­ter­fi­nal against Bay­lor per­haps the big­gest game of the tour­na­ment, short of the cham­pi­onship bout.

“With our league’s com­puter

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