Wildcat Weekend Update
Moore was one of nine different Wildcats (6-7) with an RBI in the offensive onslaught, giving K-State its most runs in a game since also scoring 17 against Air Force on March 18, 2014. In addition to Moore, three other Wildcats tallied multiple RBI with Ethan Klosterboer, Danny Krause and Dominic Thornton registering two apiece.
The five RBI by Moore were the most by a Wildcat since March 26, 2013, when Ross Kivett also had five against Nebraska.
"The two-out hits and two-out RBI were once again big for us," said K-State head coach Brad Hill, whose team scored all four of its runs on Friday via two-out hits. "It was a tremendous job by our guys jumping on them in the first. We have a really good approach going right now, understanding that we need to cut down the swing a little bit in two-out RBI situations."
After a 4-1 win over Santa Clara on Friday and Saturday's big victory, the Cats will aim for their first sweep of 2015 this afternoon at 12 p.m., when right-hander Corey Fischer toes the rubber and leads K-State against Santa Clara's Kevin George.
For a full box score, game recap and more on yesterday afternoon's win, please click here.
Women's Basketball Falls to Baylor in Big 12 Championship
Despite hanging on until the end, the K-State women's basketball team (18-13) fell, 82-70, to the No. 6/7 Baylor Bears (28-3), yesterday afternoon at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
K-State was paced by senior guard Haley Texada, who scored a career-high tying 25 points and nabbed career-high tying four steals.
For a complete recap, quotes, stats, photos and more from yesterday's game, please click here.
Men's Basketball Falls Short at Texas
Texas used a stellar defensive effort, including a K-State opponent record-high 14 blocked shots, to post a 62-49 win over Kansas State on Saturday afternoon before 12,053 at the Frank Erwin Center.
Though unable to pull off the road win, it was Wildcat senior forward Thomas Gipson who led K-State as he recorded his ninth career double-double, scoring a team-high tying 15 points along with a game-high 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Marcus Foster also scored in double figures for the Wildcats with 15 of his own.
K-State begins play in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Wednesday as the No. 8-seed Wildcats face No. 9-seed TCU (17-13, 4-13 Big 12) at 6 p.m., on ESPNU. The winner of the first-round matchup will face No. 1-seed Kansas (24-7, 13-5 Big 12) in the second quarterfinal game Thursday at 1:30 p.m., on ESPN2. The teams split their two meetings this past season with K-State winning, 58-53, at home on Jan. 7, and TCU returning the favor in Fort Worth by a score of 69-55 on Feb. 18.
For a complete recap and stats from yesterday's game, please click here.
On the road...
Tennis Travels to Iowa to Face the Hawkeyes
Winners of four of its last five matches, the Kansas State women's tennis team used an extended break from competition to recover and will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend to face Iowa. This will be K-State's first match against a Big Ten foe this season.
"It's always nice to have a weekend off, let the girls recover mentally and physically," said K-State head coach Danielle Steinberg. "We also use this time to work on specific things that we usually don't get the chance to work on when we are on the road. We should be fresh and hungry for this coming match at Iowa."
The Wildcats and Hawkeyes will face off on Sunday at 12 p.m. Iowa leads the series with K-State, 5-2. The last meeting in the series came on Feb. 6, 2011, in Iowa City, a 6-1 win by the Wildcats. In the 2015 spring season, Iowa is 4-4. The Hawkeyes will have a busy weekend, hosting Big Ten newcomer Rutgers on Saturday.
To continue reading about the Wildcats' upcoming match, please click here.
Men's Golf Looks to Rebound in Alabama
The Kansas State men's golf team will compete for a third-straight week as the Wildcats travel to Opelika, Alabama, for the Tiger Invitational, Sunday through Tuesday at the par-72, 7,149-yard Grand National Lake Course. The tournament will consist of 18 holes per day with a 7:45 a.m., start to each round.
"This week will be a great opportunity for us," said head coach Grant Robbins. "Grand National is a fantastic golf course and will test every part of our game."
K-State will use the scoring lineup of Matt Green, Trent Evans, Connor Knabe, Seth Smith and Hank Simpson for the third-straight time this spring. The lineup opened the spring slate by finishing fourth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate but slipped up at the Louisiana Classics by finishing 13th.
For more information on the Tiger Invitational, please click here.