After a perfectly acceptable pair of games early in the week, the men try to get off the 7-8 line while the women look to forge a road upset.
Finally, the Wildcats got that much-needed road win which all but ensures their participation in the NCAA Tournament barring an utter meltdown. Indeed, ESPN's Bubble Watch made a point yesterday of noting that "they'd be in if they picked the field right now, but that could all chance if they don't maintain" is one end of the "should be in" spectrum, and lo and behold they still have K-State as "should be in" rather than a lock based on that very principle. A win any time in the next eight days would solve that problem once and for all, but it'd be nice to just get it out of the way tonight.
The game: Kansas State (19-9, 9-6, --/arv) hosts Iowa State (22-5, 10-5, 15/17). K-State leads the series 135-81, with a 78-25 edge in Manhattan. The series is tied at 18 wins apiece in the Big 12 era. Bruce Weber is 2-2 against Iowa State, while Fred Hoiberg is 5-4 against the 'Cats; Hoiberg is 2-1 against Weber.
Odds: K-State is a mere one-point favorite.
Tipoff: 6pm CT at Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Television: ESPNU, with Anish Shroff and Tim Welsh on the call.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and; also available on Sirius 93/XM 191.
The women, coming off that crazy near-meltdown against the Jayhawks, have their work cut out for them this afternoon.
The game: Oklahoma State (21-6, 10-6, 15/14). K-State leads the series 31-29, but the Cowboys lead 14-10 in Stillwater. Deb Patterson is 12-9 against the Cowgirls.(11-16, 5-11) visits
Tipoff: 2pm CT at Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with.