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In a move rather rare in college athletics, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are playing a double-header against teams from the same school.

So, at 5:30pm (GOTZ), your K-State Wildcat women’s basketball team will take on the Washburn Ichabods, and at 8:00pm (or 30 minutes after the ladies game, whichever is later) you K-State Wildcat men’s basketball team will take on the Washburn Ichabods. So this game thread, barring something totally crazy happening, will serve for both games.

The lady Ichabods finished the 2015-16 season with a 15-14 record and tied for sixth in the MIAA with an 11-11 mark, but will start this season receiving votes in the preseason edition of the WBCA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Ron McHenry, who is entering his 17th season leading the Ichabods, is just 11 wins shy of 400 for his career. Tonight’s game can be seen live on FCS Central and on K-StateHD.TV.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Kansas State
F: #13 Eternati Willock
G: #21 Karyla Middlebrook
C: #22 Breanna Lewis
G: #24 Kindred Wesemann
F: #50 Shaelyn Martin

Washburn
G: #3 Erin Dohnalek
G: #4 Erika Lane
G: #21 Julie Ravn
F: #23 Felisha Gibbs
F: #32 Alyxis Bowens

The men’s version of the Ichabods finished the 2015-16 season with a 15-13 record tying for fifth in the MIAA standings. They are also coming off a 92-74 loss at KU on Tuesday, a game that saw the ‘Bods edge the Jayhawks in rebounding 45-44. This will be K-State alumnus Bob Chipman's last season leading the Ichabods, as he announced prior to the start of the season this year would be his last. Chipman has recorded a career-record of 788-343 at Washburn and only needs 12 wins to reach 800 for his career, which would make him only 19/20th coach in all three divisions of the NCAA and the two divisions of the NAIA to reach that milestone (Bob Huggins sits just ahead of him on the all-time list, and will likely reach the milestone just ahead of Chipman). The men’s game will be broadcast on FSN Kansas City/ESPN3 (depending on location), as well as K-StateHD.TV.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Kansas State
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #4 D.J. Johnson

Washburn
G: #3 Randall Smith
G: #5 Javion Blake
G: #32 Emeka Ogbonna
F: #22 Brady Skeens
F: #40 David Salach

Go Cats!!