For the first time this season, K-State has lost consecutive games. As we all know, when you do something three times in a row, it’s a tradition. I’m sure we’d all like to avoid losing becoming a new one.
Kansas State (11-4, 1-2 Big 12) hosts the Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-4, 1-2 Big 12). The good guys lead this long-running series by a comfortable margin, 78-53, and 39-16 at home. Bruce Weber is even 13-5 against the Cowpokes, with only one loss in Manhattan against four wins. It’s the first meeting between the Cats and new OSU head coach Mike Boynton, who’s off to a fairly decent start in his rookie season. Senior Jeffrey Carroll (15.9 PPG) leads the charge for the visitors.
K-State is a 3½-point favorite, with the over at 151. That adds up to a 77-74 win. As usual, OddsShark is much more impressed with K-State than, well, anyone else on the planet; they continue to predict K-State far exceeding the spread with an 81-72 victory despite the Cats being 3-9 against the spread this season. Go figure.
Wednesday, January 10 at 7:01pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
$15, four for $50, $35 chairback.
ESPNews with Lowell Galindo and Lance Blanks.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber, also available via satellite on Sirius 135/XM 199. In the Dust Bowl, you can listen on the Cowboy Radio Network with Dave Hunziker and John Holcombe.