What a difference a week makes. Last week I looked at the schedule AND how the sisters were playing and predicted that perhaps they would end the season in 3rd place and only one more loss. Well...three losses later we are seeing a team come apart at the seams. The loss to TCU was one many predicted could happen and it did. But then came Texas Tech and the ladies were dominated in every quarter but one. Yes, some might say the last second foul on a three pointer was bogus, but the ladies put themselves in that precarious position by playing spotty defense for the entire game. Then came tonight against a very poor K-State team. A Mildcat squad with a 50/50 record. A team ISU had kicked the thunder out of at home. Yes, Scott left the game with an injury, but ISU can’t go seven minutes in a quarter without a score. SIX points in the second. Yes...S****I****X points. KState dominated every single stat and held the sisters to 32% shooting (which went up a long ways in the second half) and we missed 5 of 13 free throws to boot. Would or could Scott have made a difference? Possibly. Yet she left the game having gone 0- from the field. I’ll never discount her contribution to this team as she is an all star. But nearly the entire team (outside of Joens and Rae) stunk it up on offense. The team has played itself out of that third place and probably fourth place finish. KState and ISU have similar schedules left. An almost certain loss to Baylor and KU for both and one mid level team. KState is trending up and ISU is flatlining. is there hope? I’m sure a positive report on Scott would be the best news we can get. Without her and with Wise still not showing any signs of offense the team will be challenged in every game left on the schedule. It’s gut check time.