Playing in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state tournament at Koch Arena, the Indians struggled offensively and finished the day 0 for 14 from 3-point range.
The Wildcats came back from a 12-point hole to pull within two points in the final minutes, but then it all went dead in a 67-65 loss to TCU.
The Mustangs won every quarter in the rout, but put the game away with a 15-0 run to start the third quarter.
Thursday’s semifinal was more of a formality than anything, as the Indians pounded the Golden Buffaloes in their sub-state opener.
After sweeping the Junior Blues in the regular season, including a 32-point win, Rural got the last laugh in the third matchup, stunning Manhattan and stopping the Tribe short of its goal.
It was K-State’s first-ever win over West Virginia in six tries since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 three years ago.
In the basement of Rathbone Hall at Kansas State University, electrical and computer engineering students are using the printers for their hobbies.
The win got the Wildcats back to .500 on the season and moved them up to sixth in the Big 12 standings.
For now, Vineyard will spend its weekends on the road, talking and thinking and dreaming about music as the van cuts through endless stretches of Midwestern prairie. Every now and then, they’ll catch a break.
Boys: Manhattan 70, Seaman 60. Girls: Manhattan 49, Seaman 39.
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