In one of those annoying little torments of life, K-State will end its 2017 athletic year today... and unless you actually go to Stillwater, you can’t watch it. Life is cruel.
Kansas State (8-4, 0-1 Big 12) visits the 24th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 1-0 Big 12). Historically, K-State has a narrow 35-32 edge in the series, but the Cowgirls have won 17 of 28 on their home court. Jeff Mittie is 7-7 all-time against Oklahoma State, but most of those losses came at TCU as the Wildcats have won four of their last five against the Pokes.
Last year the two squads had completed their home-and-home by the end of January, yet this is still the earliest KSU-OSU game ever; it’s the first time the teams have ever met in December.
Notable wins thus far for Oklahoma State include a 15-point win at home over the then-11th ranked UCLA Bruins and a 41-point rout of Texas Tech in Lubbock last week. Their two losses are entirely forgivable: a loss to #7 Tennessee in Cancun and a three-point heartbreaker to #5 Mississippi State in Starkville.
Loryn Goodwin leads the Cowgirls with 22 points a game. Check this crazy stuff: Goodwin was Sun Belt Freshman of the Year at North Texas in 2013, All-Big East honorable mention at Butler in 2015, and a first-team All-CUSA selection at Texas-San Antonio in 2017. She has a chance to win awards from four different conferences.
Center Kaylee Jensen is nearly averaging a double-double with 15.3 PPG and 9 boards per outing; she’s posted five doubles on the season.
Sunday, December 31 at 2:00pm CT, Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611), Stillwater, Oklahoma.
None, because K-State has a way better TV deal than this school which thinks it has a better chance of escaping the Big 12.
K-State Sports Network, with Brian Smoller and Randy Peterson; Cowboy Radio Network in Oklahoma with Kevin Gum and Casey Kendrick.