On Friday night, the Kansas State Wildcats were in action against the Iowa State Cyclones. Both teams were vying for a spot in the Big 12 title game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Wildcats struggled from the field, shooting just 34.9-percent on the night. While the Cyclones weren’t much better (42-percent), they dominated the boards en route to a 63-59 victory.
The win set up a date with Bill Self and the Jayhawks, who didn’t win the Big 12 regular season title for the first time in 15 years. When the loss was inevitable, a Kansas State fan couldn’t help but tear up.
ESPN’s live broadcast caught a fan crying at the game and she quickly went viral.
Social media is a blessing and a curse, as they say.
We got tears! pic.twitter.com/mgPBV56DBV
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) March 16, 2019
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened as Dr. Seuss would say.
Well, it’s not quite over the for Wildcats just yet. After a successful 2018-19 campaign, Kansas State will likely secure a No. 4 or No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi currently projects the Wildcats as a No. 4 seed. If Kansas State holds onto that seed, Lunardi projects the team will face off against No. 13 seed Vermont in the East Region of the bracket.