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K-State vs. Gardner-Webb: Open Game Thread

The Wildcats wrap up the non-conference slate Wednesday night at home against Gardner-Webb

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K-State is finally ready to begin Big 12 play — but one more obstacle stands in its way.

That obstacle is Gardner Webb, the Wildcats’ Wednesday-night opponent. The Wildcats and Runnin’ Bulldogs tip off at 7 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State has gotten off to a 10-1 start, a record that seems impressive on surface level but is made less so when you consider the Wildcats’ only decent opponents have been Maryland — a K-State loss — and Colorado State, a team the Wildcats toppled easily last Saturday.

Gardner-Webb, meanwhile, is 7-5 this season — again, deceiving. The Runnin’ Bulldogs are three days removed from knocking off Nebraska 70-62 on Sunday, when senior forward Tyrell Nelson totaled 24 points and his team held the Huskers at bay in crunch time.

It’s a trap game for the Wildcats, but if their 10-1 record is any indication, they have a fair shot at finishing non-conference play with just the one blemish to their names.

Check back after the game for coverage.