|Sat, Jan 16, 2016|
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
|3:00 PM CT ||(17/18) Iowa State |
(12-4, 1-3 Big 12)
|at||Kansas State |
(11-5, 1-3 Big 12)
A month ago, if someone told you that Iowa State would be visiting Bramlage tied with K-State in the Big 12 standings, you'd probably have assumed the Wildcats would be getting off to a pretty good start on their conference slate. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, that's not the reason. Losses at Texas and Oklahoma, and at Hilton to Baylor, leave the Clones right where K-State is: needing a win badly, especially with two of their next three against the Sooners and Jayhawks, albeit with both at home.
The game: Kansas State hosts the Iowa State Cyclones. The Wildcats have a 137-83 edge in the series, although the series is dead even in Big 12 play at 20-20. In Manhattan, the Wildcats lead 80-25. Bruce Weber is 3-4 against the toothy bird tornadoes, while this will mark Steve Prohm's first game against the Wildcats as a head coach.
Today's game is the first part of a doubleheader at Bramlage, with the women (11-6, 1-4 Big 12) taking on TCU (11-5, 3-2 Big 12) at 6pm. That game airs only on Cox 22 in Kansas and on KStateHD.tv, so we're just mentioning it here.
Odds: Iowa State is a slim one-point favorite on an over/under of 152.5, so the money's on a 77-76 Cyclone win.
Tickets: Tickets are available for #25, $50 for chairbacks.
Television: ESPNU at 3:00 CT with Jason Benetti and Reid Gettys.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. Also available on satellite on Sirius 136/XM 199.