The first trip away from home is done, with results which weren’t terrible, and will continue to not be so long as Arizona State keeps playing as well as they are. Now, the Wildcats come back home for more snacks.
Kansas State (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) hosts the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-6, 0-0 Summit). Once upon a time, ORU was actually a minor powerhouse -- Bill Self spent a few years there, after all — and during that window they managed to knock off the Wildcats a couple of times. But K-State still leads the all-time series 3-2, most recently winning in Manhattan in 2013.
This is the first Golden Eagle squad this century to take the court without the school’s all-time winningest head coach, Scott Sutton, who was let go at the end of last season after Oral Roberts, for the second consecutive season, posted a mark which was worse than any ORU season since Bill Self’s first season (1993-94). ORU is now led by Paul Mills, who spent 13 seasons as an assistant on Scott Drew’s staff at Baylor.
K-State is a 23-point favorite, with the over set at 139. That comes out to K-State winning 81-58; the evil machines which run OddsShark are even more purple than that, expecting a 90-50 rout.
Wednesday, November 29 at 7:10pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
$10, 4 for $40, $20 chairbacks.
FOX Sports Kansas City with Ben Boyle and Stan Weber.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Matt Walters.