|Wed, Jan 14, 2015|
|7:00 PM CT
||Texas Tech (10-6, 0-3 Big 12)||at||Kansas State (9-7, 2-1 Big 12)|
Things looked so gloomy just a week ago, and then boom. The Cats have won two in a row, they are in sole possession of fourth place in the Big 12 (you heard me), and they're sitting on full-game leads over Texas and Baylor. Who'd have thunk it? And to top it all off, they're hosting a team they haven't lost to since before Bill Snyder returned the football team to the post-season.
The game: Kansas State hosts the Texas Tech Red Raiders. K-State leads the overall series 20-10, and 12-2 in Manhattan. That 20-10 is interesting, because once upon a time the Wildcats only led the series 11-10. I trust you can do math, and will leave it at that. Bruce Weber is a perfect 5-0 against the Red Raiders; Tubby Smith is an equally perfect -- for us -- 0-2 against K-State. Head-to-head at all schools, Weber leads Smith 8-5.
Odds: The Wildcats are a ten-point favorite. Raise your hand if, ten days ago, you thought K-State would be a double-digit favorite against anyone the rest of the season. Now put your hand down and apologize for lying. Shame on you.
Tipoff: Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Tickets: Tickets are available from the ticket office; $30, $45 for chairbacks.
Television: ESPNNews with Dave Armstrong and Bryndon Manzer.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. Also available on Sirius 135/XM 199.
(And if you're thinking to yourself, "Self -- I mean, me Self, not Bill Self -- everything south of the tipoff is exactly the same as it was a week ago," you are almost correct. The WatchESPN link has changed, but every other bit of information is precisely the same as it was against TCU, including the tv broadcast team and satellite channels. As the Church Lady says, "How conveeeeenient.")
As an additional note, after an experiment last week we're going to go ahead and try leaving comments open. Leaving them open in the past had become more trouble than it was worth, because Real Humans weren't commenting, but spammers pimping links to illegal streams sure were. Dealing with them has become aproximately a billionty times easier for us, and if last week's experiment is meaningful they seem to have gotten the message anyway, so we'll give it a whirl.