Do not adjust your monitor. This is, in fact, an entirely different game preview post than the one you saw yesterday, despite all the highlight keywords being exactly identical. Such is the folly of Big 12 scheduling, where once upon a time this game would have been played yesterday at about 5pm in order to save everyone involved lots of money.
Kansas State (11-6, 3-3 Big 12) hosts the Oklahoma Sooners (8-9, 3-3 Big 12). Oklahoma has been exceptionally successful against the Wildcats over the years, holding a 37-26 series lead — and should they win tonight they’d actually even the all-time record in Manhattan at 15 wins apiece.
But this Sooner squad — which is somehow receiving votes despite a subsurface record — is not one of Sherry Coale’s greatest. Coale, the Big 12’s all-time leader in women’s coaching wins (yes, even ahead of Kim Mulkey), came into the season with an 18-year NCAA tournament streak and a feasible chance to reach 500 career wins; at this rate, she’s not even going to get to 485 and may miss the tournament. But against K-State, Coale’s teams have been dominant. In Coale’s 22 years, K-State has only won nine times against the Sooners against 23 losses.
Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00pm CT, Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
$8, four tickets plus four $10 concessions vouchers for $38, $12 chairback.
K-State Sports Network, with Brian Smoller and Kristin Waller. Those trapped among the Land Thieves can listen to Ed Murray and McKenna Treece on the Sooner Radio Network.