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KSU earns first-ever tourney win

Wildcats will face top seed Rice in winners' bracket of Houston Region

Originally Published: May 29, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- It would have been hard to imagine a better scenario for Kansas State's first-ever NCAA tournament game -- even if it was more than 109 years in the making.

The way the Wildcats approached their opening NCAA game, it almost was worth the wait.

The Wildcats charged through their opener in the Houston Regional with the swagger of a team apparently familiar with playing in late May. KSU erupted for 12 runs in the first three innings and cruised from there in a convincing ...

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