Just when the Wildcats need a big road win and a boost, they’re running up against a team already mired in a major skid and now wracked by the flu. For once, luck somehow seems to be in K-State’s favor. The question: can they capitalize?
Kansas State (16-6, 5-4 Big 12) visits the West Virginia Mountaineers (16-6, 5-4 Big 12). Teddy Allen led the Mountaineers to an eight-point win at Bramlage on New Year’s Day to improve West Virginia’s edge in the all-time series to 9-5. Worse, the Wildcats have lost four straight in Morgantown.
Saturday, February 3 at 3:00pm CT, WVU Coliseum (14,000) in Morgantown, West Virginia.
West Virginia is an 8-point favorite, with the total at 146, meaning Vegas expects a 77-69 win — exactly the same score by which the Mountaineers won at Bramlage earlier this season. But OddsShark, whose projections don’t really care about influenza the way you’d expect Vegas to, is fully back in the Wildcat bag. They project a 74-69 K-State victory.
Well, not that you’re hopping in your car to dash to Appalachia, but it’s sold out. Secondary market tickets start at $16 and average about $48.
ESPN2 with Rich Hollenberg and Fran Fraschilla.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson and Stan Weber. In West Virginia, Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs have the call on the Mountaineer Radio Network; that feed is also the one you’ll get on Sirius/XM 81.