After ugly start, K-State in thick of Big 12 title chase

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has charged toward the top of the Big 12 standings.

The Wildcats (12-8, 5-2) have won five of their last six games, including wins over ranked opponents Oklahoma and Baylor and once-ranked Oklahoma State. They are just a half-game behind Kansas for first place heading into Tuesday night’s game against No. 17 West Virginia, which is tied with Iowa state another half-game back.

Coach Bruce Weber says he’s seen progress in his team, and a lot of early problems with team chemistry have disappeared.