|Tue, Nov 24, 2015|
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City MO
|6:30 PM CT ||Northwestern |
(3-1, 0-0 Big 10)
(2-2, 0-0 SEC)
|9:00 PM CT |
|North Carolina |
(3-1, 0-0 ACC)
|vs||Kansas State |
(4-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Perhaps the best thing about winning last night's game was not the utter domination of Missouri, nor the fact that a win is better than a loss. No, the best thing is that by winning the Wildcats ensured that tonight they'd be playing on television rather than on your tablet. That's winning the war.
Prior to the Wildcat game, Missouri takes on Northwestern in the consolation game at 6:30pm. That game, as we just alluded to, is only available on ESPN3.
The game: Kansas State takes on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 4-1, with the last meeting being way back in 1989. All four Carolina wins have been neutral-site meetings, although two of those were in the state of North Carolina. The others were a neutral site game at Kemper Arena in 1986... and, coincidentally, the final game of Rolando Blackman's college career, an 82-68 Tar Heel win in the Elite Eight of the 1981 NCAA tournament. K-State's lone win was back in 1960, a 77-69 victory at Ahearn. Bruce Weber has faced North Carolina once, a loss in the 2005 NCAA Championship game while at Illinois. Roy Williams, meanwhile, sports a gaudy 35-4 record against the Wildcats.
Odds: K-State is a 10-point underdog, with the total at 148. That suggests a 74-64 Tar Heel victory.
Tickets: Tickets are available at the Sprint Center. $10-15 for upper level seats, $30-65 lower level.
Television: ESPN2 at 6:00 CT with Bob Wischusen and Dan Dakich.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. Also available on satellite on Sirius 132 (no XM, it appears).