Kansas State Wildcat news: Jerome Tang is 12-0 in OT, Tylor Perry drops 29 points

A roundup of all the latest Kansas State Wildcat news and updates.

Feb 17, 2024; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Tylor Perry (2) dribbles away from the TCU defense.
Feb 17, 2024; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Tylor Perry (2) dribbles away from the TCU defense. / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Jerome Tang is the king of overtime. In his first two seasons as a head coach, he is undefeated when his team reaches overtime. Tang and the Wildcats also set the NCAA record for most consecutive overtime wins in a single season with seven.

At this point, no team wants to go to overtime with Kansas State and Jerome Tang at the helm. Although, this game never should have gone to overtime. The Wildcats were up by 25 points with 13 minutes left in the second half and should have put the game away then. However, West Virginia went on a 31-9 run to end the second half and even took the lead. K-State had to claw thier way to overtime.

Tylor Perry had a career night as well scoring 29 points, the most he has ever scored in a Kansas State uniform. He was integral to Kansas State's success against West Virginia especially from behind the arc and from the free-throw line. Perry went 6 for 11 from behind the arc and 9 for 10 from the free throw line hitting crucial shots at the end of regulations and towards the end of overtime to seal the game.

This game was an important one for the Wildcats as every win counts more than ever if they want to have a shot at making it into the NCAA Tournament. If Kansas State can win two of their last three games, that would give them nine conference victories, giving them their best chance at a tournament appearance.

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The Kansas State track and field team competed in the Big 12 Championship over the weekend. Nine Wildcats and the men's 4x400 relay team all left with medals. The men's relay finished second tying the highest placement of the day for the Wildcats. Sharie Enoe was the other Wildcats to finish second in the women's high jump.

Baseball returns to the diamond this weekend after dropping out of the rankings. The Wildcats won the series against Holy Cross but dropped one game in extras which is probably what dropped them from the rankings. K-State is set for another home series this weekend against UMass Lowell.

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There is a new No. 1 in college basketball for the first time in weeks. Houston moved to the number one spot again this season after UConn fell to Creighton last week. The Cougars have the chance to win the Big 12 regular season title in their first season as part of the conference.

Caitlin Clark is just 51 points away from breaking Pete Maravich's all-time scoring record. After scoring under 30 points in her last two games, Clark has only two more chances to break the record. The Hawkeyes take on Minnesota on Wednesday and then take on the No. 1 team in the conference Ohio State. If anyone can do it, it is Clark, but she will need to bring her best in each game.