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Why K-State center Makol Mawien is slumping, and how he can bust out of it at Baylor

Who is the most underrated player on the Kansas State basketball team?

Barry Brown and Dean Wade were asked that question a few weeks ago, and they answered without hesitation.

Their choice: Makol Mawien. In their minds, no one on the K-State roster puts in more time behind the scenes or does as much dirty work as the team’s starting center. They thought he deserved more credit, calling him the team’s unsung hero.

But that was before he slipped into a slump. Mawien’s production has cratered over the past three games. The junior big man scored a grand total of two points against Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Kansas.