|Sat, Mar 5, 2016
United Supermarkets Arena (15,000)
|2:00 PM CT
(16-14, 5-12 Big 12)
(18-11, 8-9 Big 12)
Well, this is it, folks. The depressing -- if punctuated by high points and reasons for hope -- slog of the regular season finally ends this afternoon in Lubbock. Nobody seems to be expecting the Cats to win today, but for those who eschew pessimism we'll note that escaping the panhandle with a win would guarantee at least a .500 season, even with a first-round loss in the Big 12 tournament and a one-and-done run in the NIT or CBI.
That's something, right?
The game: Kansas State visits the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the final game of the 2015-16 regular season. After their earlier meeting this year, a 13-point Wildcat win in Manhattan, K-State has a 22-11 lead in the all-time series. The Cats trail 7-8 in Lubbock after a 64-47 loss last February. Bruce Weber is 6-1 against the Red Raiders, while Tubby Smith is 1-4 against K-State. Weber's beaten Smith 10 times in 16 meetings, which isn't too shabby.
Odds: Tech is favored by five; the over-under is 134, so expect something around 70-65.
Tickets: Tickets are available at the Sprint Center for the princely sum of EIGHT DOLLA.
Television: ESPN News at 2:00 CT with Mark Neely and Bryndon Manzer.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. (VERIFY) Also available, the Tech broadcast on Sirius 113/XM 199.