Normally, we would combine the women’s and men’s pregame information into one post, but because this is a 2pm/7pm doubleheader rather than a back-to-back, we’re separating the two. After a ten whole days off to do stuff like take final exams, the Wildcat women are back on the court.
Kansas State (6-2, 0-0 Big 12) hosts the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (3-6, 0-0 SBC). UALR is the second consecutive Sun Belt opponent for the Wildcats, who defeated Texas-Arlington 70-56 way back on December 6.
This is the second meeting between the schools, and strangely the road team has won both. Most recently, K-State won 52-40 in December 2007; the Trojans won 62-59 at Ahearn back in November 1987.
Joe Foley is the man in charge at UALR. He’s in his 15th season at the helm, and he’s angling for win number 300 in Little Rock before season’s end; the Trojans, who had never even sniffed the post-season before his arrival, have made 4 NCAA and 5 WNIT appearances during his tenure. But Foley has had a legendary career overall. He’s notched 748 victories, having spent 16 years at Division II Arkansas Tech before taking over the program in the capital. As head coach of the Golden Suns, Foley’s teams won 20 or more games every single season, reached 30 six times, earned 14 conference titles, and made 15 post-season appearances — nine NAIA tournament trips followed by six NCAA Division II tournament bids.
Saturday, December 16 at 2pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (15,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
$8, $12 chairbacks. Tickets are only $3 with a ticket to the men’s game this evening.
K-State Sports Network, with Matt Walters and Kristin Waller.