A couple of weeks ago, the Wildcats went to Stillwater and you couldn’t watch because the Pokes have a bad contract.
K-State does not, and the women will try to avenge that 76-68 loss on New Year’s Eve today. You’ll probably tune in late, since there’s the matter of an 11am tip against that school down the road, but you should be able to catch most of both games if you’re so inclined.
Kansas State (10-6, 2-3 Big 12) hosts the 20th-or-22nd-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-3, 3-1 Big 12). The December loss dropped K-State’s overall advantage in the series to 35-33, with K-State being up 19-9 in Manhattan. Jeff Mittie is 7-8 all-time against Oklahoma State, but the Wildcats have won four of their last six against the Pokes.
Last time out, we noted that Oklahoma State had registered a 15-point win at home over the then-11th ranked UCLA Bruins, a 41-point rout of Texas Tech in Lubbock, and a 14-point drilling over their archrivals Oklahoma in part one of Bedlam 2018. Their two non-conference losses are entirely forgivable: a loss to #7 Tennessee in Cancun and a three-point heartbreaker to #5 Mississippi State in Starkville; their third loss was equally acceptable as right after beating the Wildcats the Cowgirls went to Austin and lost by five to #8 Texas.
Loryn Goodwin leads the Cowgirls with 22.4 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 16.7 PPG and 9.7 boards per outing; those numbers have actually gone UP in conference play.
Saturday, January 13 at 1:00pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (12,528), Manhattan, Kansas.
$8, $12 chairbacks. Today is Junior Wildcat Day, and it’s also Willie’s Birthday. Go say hi to Willie. He’s a little jealous over all the attention his undead bobcat cousin Phil has been getting this school year.
FOX Regionals (presumably including FSKC, FSMW, FSSW, and FSOK) with Ron Thulin and Brenda VanLengen.
K-State Sports Network, with Brian Smoller and Kristin Waller; Cowboy Radio Network in Oklahoma with Kevin Gum and Casey Kendrick.