|BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Quarterfinal - Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City MO
|1:30 PM CT
(8) Kansas State
(17-15, 5-13 Big 12)
(27-4, 11-3 Big 12)
One could probably asked for a more dominant victory last night against a truly bad team as a preface to this afternoon's contest. But a win is a win, and when that win likely ensures further basketball beyond today we'll take it. Today, however, comes an odious duty. It's a neutral court, but give the fortunes of the two teams involved it really isn't; the crowd will likely be largely partisan Jayhawks. We're not expecting much, so let's hope for a surprise.
But before we move forward, we'd like to extend our thoughts to the Jayhawks on the passing of legend Clyde Lovellette, who died last night at his home in North Manchester, Indiana. Lovellette was a member of both the 1952 NCAA Champions and the U.S gold-medal team in the 1952 Olympics. A hall-of-famer and four-time NBA All-Star, Lovellette was a true giant in the game. Enemy or not, his loss is felt.
The game: Kansas State faces the Kansas Jayhawks in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship. We don't even need to talk about the series. You all know already.
Odds: Kansas is an 8.5 point favorite. The over/under is not yet set.
Tickets: Sold out.
Television: ESPN2 at approximately 1:30 CT (30 minutes after game one ends) with Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla, and Holly Rowe.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. Also available on Sirius 93/XM 199, although it's unclear whether this will be the K-State feed or the Kansas feed.
The Other Games: The day starts at 11:30am with #4 Texas taking on #5 Baylor. The evening session kicks off at 6:00pm with #2 West Virginia facing #10 TCU, followed by #3 Oklahoma meeting #6 Iowa State.