With plenty of veterans on the roster from last year’s team that finished with 13 wins and was a game away from state, Sanchez knows his team has talent.
The 11th-ranked Wildcats defeated Texas 66-49 in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals at the Sprint Center.
Wamego brought home its first title in school history with its 60-53 win over McPherson in the Class 4A title game,
The Smith Center Lady Red took charge in the fourth quarter and outscored Jefferson County North by five points to beat the Chargers 63-55 and win the 2A girls title at Bramlage Coliseum.
In a game that was never particularly close, Wamego (24-1) got a 19-point effort from Kaylee Page, with Lanie Page and Alderson each scoring nine points.
The top-seeded Meade Buffaloes stayed undefeated Wednesday when they took out No. 8-seed Oswego 80-43 to open the boys Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals at Bramlage Coliseum.
It was the 99th win of the seniors’ careers at K-State, with the chance to get both win No. 100 and the first conference regular season title since 1977 on the line at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
With emotions running high, Chambers was 12 of 19 from the field and 5 of 7 from behind the arc, scoring 21 points in the second half alone. After Saturday, the Jordan, Minn., native needs just 37 points to become only the 12th player in Big 12 history to score at least 2,000 career points.
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