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After winning share of Big 12 title, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber begins rebuilding job

The euphoria that came with winning a share of its first regular-season conference title in nearly four decades wore off quickly at Kansas State.That tends to happen when a team is dumped by a No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament.All the goodwill that Bruce Weber earned during his first season in Manhattan dissipated when Angel Rodriguez's last-second shot glanced off the rim and the fourth-seeded Wildcats were sent packing in the second round in March. That missed shot, rather than any of its success, became the lasting image for a 27-8 team that won its first league title since 1977.Now, the Wildcats are forced to rebuild after losing top scorer Rodney McGruder and 7-footer Jordan Henriquez to graduation, and after Rodriguez decided to transfer to Miami."Here in this building, the expectations are still the same," said Shane Southwell, the Wildcats' top returning scorer. "Last year, outside of this locker room, no one had us winning the Big 12. That is just an expectation here."It won'...

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