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Jan 31

Mad hotness & hot madness awaits hoop-crazed Saturdays

Posted on January 31, 2019 at 2:48 PM by Michael Goens

Few things were as hot as Kansas State Wildcats’ basketball before last week’s minor detour in Texas. Maybe the rose-embroidered high-top sneakers that have been an online sensation. Mad hotness. K-State has rocketed atop the Big 12 Conference standings, a revival just in time to lead a strong closing kick with four Saturday home games on the slate during February and March.

Bramlage Coliseum
Today marks 1½ months to Selection Sunday and 50 days to March Madness! For those unafflicted by hoops hysteria, a quick explanation is appropriate. Selection Sunday (March 17 on CBS) is when qualified college teams – aka NCAA bids – get announced for the men’s basketball field. The 68-team tournament largely takes place during March and people go crazy for 32 games in a tight two-day window (30 more games over three weeks, March 23 to April 6). March Madness!

Purple processions each Saturday
Here in Manhattan, the madness might as well begin next week (Feb. 5) when the archrival Kansas Jayhawks visit the Octagon of Doom. The Bram will be lit as a battle for first place unfolds on ESPN. What’s great about K-State’s Big 12 schedule beyond next week’s midpoint is all remaining dates place the Wildcats in Manhattan each Saturday after Feb. 9. Four straight games starting Feb. 16 (Iowa State) through March 8 (Oklahoma), and every Saturday you can catch the Cats at the Octagon. K-State men's schedule

Be here for big-time b-ball
In fact, the last seven games – beginning with Iowa State – are either Bram-bound or Big Monday (ESPN-televised games Feb. 18 through March 4). Don’t miss the opportunity to squeeze MHK into your travel plans. Aside from hoops, Manhappenin on weekends is already a live wire. Pair with top-20 hoops and you’ve got a recipe set to sizzle. Downtown, da ’Ville and plenty of great stops for a quick two- or three-day getaway.

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Also upcoming in MHK
Check out our 41st Saint Patrick’s Day celebration March 9 (we’ll save that topic for next month’s blog). If you’re a K-Stater, you’ve found a spot you love full well. If you pull for the Purple, we’re all goin’ wild for the Wildcats as they contend for the top of the Big 12 Conference.

See ya in February and March! And Go Cats!

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