The last time we checked in on our heroes, they were having serious issues trying to locate the center of that circular metal thing ten feet off the floor. They’ll try to get back on track against a team that should, in all honestly, present no challenge.
Kansas State (8-2, 0-0 Big 12) hosts the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (6-4, 0-0 OVC). In the only previous meeting between the schools, Frank Martin’s charges posted a 20-point in in Manhattan back in November 2008.
SEMSU, located in Cape Girardeau, has struggled as a Division I school, only making one post-season appearance since moving from Division II (the 2000 NCAA Tournament, when they slipped through to win the OVC’s automatic bid). Before that, however, the Redhawks — then known as the Indians — made 13 NCAA Division II tournament appearances, reaching the Elite Eight nine times and falling in the national championship game on three occasions. Before even that, the Indians won the 1943 NAIA title.
K-State is a 19-point favorite, with the over sitting at 145 for the second game in a row; that’s an expected 82-63 win for the good guys. OddsShark does not have a computer projection for today’s game at this writing, however.
Saturday, December 16 at 7:10pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
$10, $20 for chairbacks.
FOX Sports KC with Ben Boyle and Stan Weber.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Matt Walters.
Video streaming via both ESPN3 and KStateHD.tv. Audio streaming also via K-State and via the TuneIn app. Live stats via Sidearm.