5 teams Kansas State does not want to see in the Big 12 Tournament

Kansas State seems to be getting hot at just the right time. However, there are players on other teams that could spoil their NCAA party. Here are five players Jerome Tang and the Wildcats don't want to see in the Big 12 Tournament.

Feb 19, 2024; Austin, Texas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Tylor Perry (2) drives to the basket against Texas.
Feb 19, 2024; Austin, Texas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Tylor Perry (2) drives to the basket against Texas. / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas State is 17-11 and 7-8 in the Big 12 at the time this article is being written. Right now the Wildcats are on bubble watch and are currently the "Next Four Out." K-State still has quite a bit of work to do to make it into the NCAA Tournament.

With three games left, the Wildcats know they need to win at least two of their last three games to reach the magic number of nine conference wins to finish with a .500 record in the Big 12. If they don't get those nine wins, they will have even more work to do in the Big 12 Tournament.

If the season ended today, Kansas State would be the 10-seed and playing in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. The good news is that they would play the worst team in the conference, bad news is that the team in the Big 12 is an easy team to go up against.

So looking at the field of play and the possible matchups the Wildcats would face, there is no easy road to a Big 12 Championship. So while no team is an easy win in the Big 12, here are the five teams that the Wildcats should hope they don't see in the Big 12 Tournament.

5. . . Kansas State MBB. 19-8, 7-7 Big 12. 464. . . .

Now this may seem like a weird answer on this list. Oklahoma is also fighting for their lives to make it to the NCAA Tournament and that is exactly why they are on this list. The Sooners right now have a slightly better chance than the Wildcats do to make the tournament, but a good run in the Big 12 Tournament would help them a lot.

Oklahoma is one of two Big 12 teams that has beaten Kansas State at home and they didn't just beat them, they blew them out. The Wildcats also lost to TCU at home, but it was a game they gave a lead away on and then won on a last-second prayer shot by the Horned Frogs.

The Sooners got a lead and never looked back against the Wildcats and just dominated them on their home court. Oklahoma is the one team Kansas State just never had the answer for and I believe that is a big reason they don't want to see the Sooners.