At the first media timeout Saturday, exactly four minutes into the game, Kansas State’s men’s basketball team already trailed Iowa State 11-2. It got worse from there. Barely three minutes later, the Cyclones led 19-2.

For one stretch of Monday night’s game against top-ranked Baylor, Kansas State couldn’t miss. Six possessions, six made field goals. When the stellar shooting started, at the 15:18 mark of the second half, the Wildcats trailed by eight, 36-28. When they finally missed again ... they trailed by 10.