The 'Cats look to close the book on the regular season with a win, with all sorts of implications hovering overhead.
The much-needed win at Stillwater didn't materialize, and now the Wildcats are faced with trying to hold serve and finish a perfect home conference season. A win, in and of itself, won't do much, although with the right series of other events it could keep K-State out of the 4-5 game in the Big 12 Tournament. A loss will guarantee they end up there, though, and will probably scotch any real chance of breaking out of the 7-9 seed line for the NCAA Tournament.
Today is Senior Day, and since it's pretty much guaranteed that the Wildcats aren't going to somehow end up playing in the NIT that means Bramlage Coliseum will say its final farewells to Will Spradling, Shane Southwell, Omari Lawrence, and Ryan Schultz.
The game: Kansas State (20-10, 10-7, arv/arv) hosts Baylor (20-10, 8-9). K-State leads the series 16-13, with a 9-5 edge in Manhattan. The series is tied at 13 wins apiece in the Big 12 era. Bruce Weber is 2-1 against Baylor (and Scott Drew), while Drew is 6-9 against the 'Cats.
Odds: K-State is a four-point favorite.
Tipoff: 12:30pm CT at Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Television: Big 12 Network, with Mitch Holthus and Reid Gettys handling the chores. There's no competing game on the Big 12 Network, so your affiliate should have the broadcast.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and; also available on Sirius 108/XM 190.