Kansas State came up short last weekend in Stillwater, but it all worked out as a loss by a conference rival gave it a share of the Big 12 title.
The 11th-ranked Wildcats will have nowhere to look for help on Friday night when they meet No. 14 Oklahoma State for the second time in seven days - this time with a berth in the conference tournament championship at stake.
Tied with Kansas atop the Big 12 heading into last Saturday's game against the Cowboys (24-7), Kansas State (26-6) had its six-game winning streak - and 3-0 run in this series - snapped with a 76-70 loss.
The Wildcats, though, ended up sharing the regular-season title - their first since winning the Big Eight in 1976-77 - with the Jayhawks, who lost later Saturday at Baylor.
Kansas State got off to a nice start in the quarterfinals, defeating Texas 66-49 on Thursday. First-team All-Big 12 pick Rodney McGruder scored 12 points in each half and matched a program record for field goals (10) in a conference tournament g...