After playing a horrible first half in Norman before rebounding to look like an actual basketball team in the second, the Wildcats continue their road trip with the hopes of at least getting that all-important ninth win out of the way.
A win tonight won't be horribly impressive, but it will be a road win, and it will ensure at least a .500 record in conference play. And betting line aside, the Wildcats should win this one. But Texas Tech has proven to be a pesky opponent this year, and they're pulling out all the stops tonight to try and throw the largest student section ever at our boys in purple. (Didn't anyone tell them that we're the wrong purple team? They're supposed to do this sort of thing against TCU.)
The game: Kansas State (18-9, 8-6) visits Texas Tech (13-14, 5-9). K-State has a 19-10 edge in the series, but trails the Red Raiders 7-6 in Lubbock. Bruce Weber is 4-0 all-time against Tech; Tubby Smith is 0-1 against the 'Cats. Weber has a 7-3 edge in head-to-head meetings with Smith.
Odds: Texas Tech is a one-point favorite.
Tipoff: 6pm CT at United Sprint Arena (15,098) in Lubbock, Texas.
Television: ESPN2, with Dave Flemming and Miles Simon.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and. Also available on Sirius 108/XM 192 is the Texas Tech feed, with Brian Hamm and Chris Level.
The women present no media scheduling issue tonight; they play tomorrow.