Here's How it Works- Cats at #4

Breaking Down Kansas State's BIG DANCE Scenarios. A No. 4 seed? Very well could happen for Kansas State. But ... the Wildcats may also be the No. 6 seed, or even the No. 7 seed. That's how wide open the Big 12 standings are heading into the final game of the year.

One game left to play, but so much to be decided. That's the story for Kansas State entering the final Saturday of the season -- Kansas State hosting Colorado, Texas traveling to Kansas, Oklahoma State going to Oklahoma, and, Texas A&M hosting Missouri.

Entering play, Texas and O-State are both 9-6 in the league, while K-State and a&M are both 8-7.

Earning the No. 4 seed to the Big 12 Conference Tournament, and the bye that goes with it, says Wildcat coach Frank Martin, "… was important when we had control of it. We don't have control of it any more. The only thing we can control is the Colorado game. We want to play our best game against Colorado."

As strange as it might sound, K-State could end up any where from the No. 4 seed to the No. 7 seed.

Here's a look at each possible scenario:
* If Texas and Oklahoma State win – No. 4 Texas, No. 5 Oklahoma State
* If KSU and A&M win, but UT and OSU lose – No. 4 KSU, No. 5 UT, No. 6 OSU, No. 7 A&M
* If KSU wins, but UT, A&M and OSU lose – No. 4 KSU, No. 5 UT, No. 6 OSU, No. 7 A&M
* If KSU, A&M, OSU, UT lose – No. 4 UT, No. 5 OSU, No. 6 KSU, No. 7 A&M
* If A&M wins, but UT, OSU and KSU lose – No. 4 UT, No. 5 A&M, No. 6 OSU, No. 7 KSU
* If OSU, KSU and A&M win, but UT loses – No. 4 OSU, No. 5, KSU, No. 6 UT, No. 7 A&M
* If OSU and KSU win, but UT and A&M lose – No. 4 OSU, No. 5 KSU, No. 6 UT, No. 7 A&M
* If OSU and A&M win, but KSU and UT lose – No. 4 OSU, No. 5 UT, No. 6 A&M, No. 7 KSU
* If NU wins, but KSU and A&M lose – No. 6 KSU, No. 7 A&M, No. 8 NU

In other words, if Kansas State defeats Colorado, it needs O-State to lose in Norman to secure the No. 4 seed. If K-State loses, it can be no more than a No. 6 seed.


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