2006–07 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team

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2006–07 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball
Las Vegas Holiday Classic champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
2006–07 record 23–12 (10–6 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Huggins
Assistant coach Frank Martin
Assistant coach Dalonte Hill
Assistant coach Brad Underwood
Home arena Fred Bramlage Coliseum (12,500)
Seasons
2006–07 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Kansas† 14 2   .875     33 5   .868
Texas A&M 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
Texas 12 4   .750     25 10   .714
Kansas State 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
Texas Tech 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Missouri 7 9   .438     18 12   .600
Oklahoma State 6 10   .375     22 13   .629
Nebraska 6 10   .375     17 14   .548
Oklahoma 6 10   .375     16 15   .516
Iowa State 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Baylor 4 12   .250     15 16   .484
Colorado 3 13   .188     7 20   .259
2007 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll • Through March 27, 2011

The 2006–07 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team represented Kansas State University in the 2006–07 college basketball season. The team was led by first-year head coach Bob Huggins. It was Huggins' only season at K-State, as he left the following season to coach at his alma mater, West Virginia Mountaineers.

The team concluded the year with a 23–12 (10–6) record, and reached the second round of the NIT Tournament in the post-season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 11*
William & Mary W 70-60  1–0
(0-0)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
November 15*
at Rutgers W 55-41  2–0
(0-0)
Louis Brown Athletic Center 
Piscataway, NJ
November 18*
Tennessee Tech W 101-69  3–0
(0-0)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
November 21*
at New Mexico L 54-78  3–1
(0-0)
The Pit 
Albuquerque, NM
November 25*
Coppin State W 68-57  4–1
(0-0)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
November 29*
at California L 48-78  4-2
(0-0)
Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, CA
December 2*
at Colorado State L 83-84  4–3
(0-0)
Moby Arena 
Fort Collins, CO
December 5*
Cleveland State W 93-60  5–3
(0-0)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
December 9*
at North Dakota State W 83-81  6–3
(0-0)
Bison Sports Arena 
Fargo, ND
December 17*
Kennesaw State W 82-54  7–3
(0-0)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
December 19*
Maryland Eastern Shore W 79-58  8–3
(0-0)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
December 22*
vs. USC
Findley Toyota Las Vegas Holiday Classic
W 68-55  9–3
(0-0)
Orleans Arena 
Las Vegas, NV
December 23*
vs. New Mexico
Findley Toyota Las Vegas Holiday Classic
W 72-56  10-3
(0-0)
Orleans Arena 
Las Vegas, NV
January 3*
at Xavier L 66-76  10–4
(0-0)
U.S. Bank Arena 
Cincinnati, OH
Big 12 Regular Season
January 6
at Texas A&M L 65-69  10–5
(0-1)
Reed Arena 
College Station, TX
January 8
Texas Tech L 52-62  10-6
(0–2)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
January 13
at Missouri W 85-81  11-6
(1-2)
Mizzou Arena 
Columbia, MO
January 17
Baylor W 69-60  12-6
(2-2)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
January 20
at Iowa State W 69-60  13-6
(3-2)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
January 20*
Chicago State W 73-36  14-6
(3-2)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
January 27
Nebraska W 61-45  15-6
(4-2)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
January 31
Missouri W 61-45  16-6
(5-2)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
February 3
at Texas W 73-72  17-6
(6-2)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
February 7
 Big 12 Network
at Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
L 70-97  17–7
(6-3)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
February 10
Colorado W 78-59  18-7
(7-3)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
February 13
at Nebraska L 63-74  18-7
(7-4)
Devaney Sports Center 
Lincoln, NE
February 17
Iowa State W 65–47  19–7
(8-4)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
February 19
 ESPN
Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
L 62-71  19-8
(8-5)
Bramlage Coliseum (13,340)
Manhattan, KS
February 24
at Colorado W 87-71  20-8
(9-5)
Coors Events Center 
Boulder, CO
February 27
at Oklahoma State L 70-84  20–9
(9–6)
Gallagher-Iba Arena 
Stillwater, OK
March 3
Oklahoma W 72–61  21-9
(10-6)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
Phillips 66 2007 Big 12 Championship Tournament
March 9
vs. Texas Tech W 66-45  22-10
(10-6)
Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
March 10
 ESPN2
vs. Kansas L 61-67  22-11
(10-6)
Sprint Center (18,879)
Kansas City, MO
2007 NIT
March 14*
Vermont
First Round
W 59-57  23-11
(10-6)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
March 19*
DePaul
Second Round
L 65-70  23-12
(10-6)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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Post-season[edit]

Big 12 Tournament[edit]

The Wildcats went on to a 10–6 record in conference play, earning a number 4 seed in the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The Wildcats faced the #5 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders and won 64-47. They went on to lose in the next round to the #1 seed and eventual champion, Kansas Jayhawks, 67-61.

NIT Tournament[edit]

The Wildcats earned a berth in the 2007 National Invitation Tournament as the #2 seed and host team in the West Region. In the first round, Kansas State beat the #7 seed Vermont Catamounts, 59-57. In the second round, the team lost to the #3 seed DePaul Blue Demons, 70-65.

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