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K-State’s disappointing season only going to get worse

Kansas State’s latest loss – a 75-59 trouncing by No. 13 Missouri – provided a perfect look at why the Wildcats have been so dammed disappointing this season:

  • 23 turnovers on 69 possessions
  • 20 of 47 from the field and 3 of 16 beyond the arc
  • An eFG% of just 45.7 (Mizzou’s was 52.7)

Most telling? K-State cut a 15-point halftime deficit to three points midway through the second half, only to be outscored 16-5 in the next six minutes. The Wildcats were sloppy on offense, couldn’t rebound, committed dumb fouls and failed to do much right.

That about sums up the season.

At 13-6 overall and 1-3 in the Big 12, K-State’s hardly sunk, but it’s a far, far cry from what many preseason predictionsincluding the Big 12 coaches – thought.

And it’s only going to get worse. Kansas State’s upcoming schedule is as brutal as it gets:

  • Saturday at Texas A&M (16-1)
  • Monday vs. Baylor (12-4)
  • Jan. 29 at Kansas (17-0)
  • Feb. 2 vs. Nebraska (13-4)

That’s at least two losses, maybe even three. At that point, K-State’s staring a .500 record in the face and contemplating the NIT.

But don’t tell Jacob Pullen that.

Want more? I’m also on Twitter @MikeMillerNBC.