A big win on Saturday put the men firmly into the lock column, and now it's time to get another road win to improve the seed -- and perhaps more importantly, stay out of the 4-5 game in the Big 12 Tournament.
The Wildcats will be hoping that the Cowboys are still hungover from Saturday's takedown of the Jayhawks, because winning tonight would be a huge step toward moving up the S-Curve. Furthermore, while K-State and Iowa State have to deal with the Cowboys and Baylor to end the season, Oklahoma and Texas have much easier paths. A loss tonight would probably destroy any realistic chance of K-State landing the 2- or 3-seed in the Big 12 Tournament, and that's not a position the 'Cats want to be in.
The game: Kansas State (20-9, 10-6, arv/arv) visits Oklahoma State (19-10, 7-9, arv/arv). K-State leads the series 75-49, while the Cowboys have a relatively narrow 30-24 edge in Stillwater. Bruce Weber is 4-1 against Oklahoma State, while Travis Ford is 4-7 against the 'Cats; Weber is 3-1 against Ford.
Odds: Oklahoma State is an 8.5 point favorite.
Tipoff: 8pm CT at Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Television: ESPN, with Brent Musberger and Fran Fraschilla on the call, Holly Rowe roaming the sidelines.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and, but you'll have to tune into K-Rock in Manhattan as is always the case when both teams are playing at the same time. For you satellite radio people, the Oklahoma State broadcast, with Dave Hunziker and John Holcomb, is available on Sirius 91/XM 91.
After a hard-fought road loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday, the Lady Cats close out their home schedule. It's Senior Night for the ladies, and we'll say goodbye to Ashlynn Knoll, Chantay Caron, and Katya Leick. Shame it's up against the men's game, isn't it?
The game: Texas Christian (16-13, 7-10). The series is tied at two wins apiece, the same as Deb Patterson's record against both the Frogs and their head coach Jeff Mittie, who's a Missouri Western alum. Bill Snyder would be so disappointed in a Saint Joe guy coaching against the Cats. This is only TCU's second visit to Manhattan ever; the Cats won their tussle at Bramlage last season.(11-16, 5-11) hosts
Tipoff: 7pm CT at Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Television: FOX Midwest, with Brian Smoller and Missy Heidrick.
Radio: Small portions of the K-State Sports Network, withand Kristin Waller. As always, with the games conflicting, KMAN will air the game in Manhattan.