|Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
|6:01 PM CT
(17-10, 8-6 Big 12)
(15-12, 4-10 Big 12)
There's really no avoiding it. K-State has four games remaining in the regular season, and this is probably the second-best chance to grab a win. It's a critical moment, and although any NCAA hopes are probably dead in the water regardless (barring a deep Big 12 tourney run), the NIT isn't a lock. The Wildcats have done a fairly decent job defending their home court this season, losing there only to ranked teams. But another ranked scalp would come in handy tonight.
The game: Kansas State hosts the Texas Longhorns, seeking revenge for three straight losses. The Wildcats lead the series 17-14, but Texas has grabbed a 14-11 lead in the Big 12 era. In Manhattan, the Wildcats lead 9-4. Bruce Weber is 4-5 against our fractious servants, while tonight we'll welcome Shaka Smart to Bramlage for the first time following the Wildcats' 60-57 loss last month in Austin.
Odds: Even steven, with an over/under of 132. First team to 66 wins?
Tickets: Tickets are available for $15, $35 for chairbacks.
Television: ESPNU at 6:00 CT with Mark Neely and Sean Harrington.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. Also available on satellite on Sirius 83/XM 199.