The Kansas State Wildcats will go on the road Saturday afternoon to face the Iowa State Cyclones. Everyone, by this point, knows Kansas State's story this year. They started the year as a preseason top three team in the country and started out very well winning nine of their first 10 games with the only loss against then-No. 1 Duke Blue Devils.
And then things started falling apart. Since starting out 10-1, Frank Martin's team is 5-7 and looking like they need some help to make the NCAA tournament. Considering where they were at the start of the season, that qualifies K-State as a team in the conversation for biggest disappointment this year.
Iowa State is 1-7 in the Big 12 and 14-9 overall so they've clearly got their own issues. Both teams don't shoot the ball very well as Kansas State is 199th in the country in field goal percentage and Iowa State is 184th.
K-State had a 16-point victory against the Nebraska Cornhuskers this week before taking a 24-point drubbing last weekend from the Kansas Jayhawks. Iowa State has lost five in a row and hasn't looked good doing it in any of them.
I know I've said this multiple times this year but if K-State can't win this game then there really is no hope for them. If they can pull it out, go on a run...who knows? For some reason, I keep waiting and waiting for Kansas State to pick it up and, well, I've been waiting for a while.
K-State is a slight favorite -- 3.5 points -- in Ames. Check out Bring On The Cats for more on the game.