The Kansas State Wildcats return home to face a familiar foe. And we’re not just talking about the “brightest orange” Cowboys, but also former assistant coach and player Brad Underwood. Oh, right, you already knew that because everyone and their dog has been talking about it.
If that wasn’t enough, Oklahoma State is one of the hottest teams in the conference right now, winning eight of their last nine games, with their sole loss to then-No. 6 Baylor back on February 8th. But you don’t want to read that story here, you can go check out Greg Woods’ extra-fine game preview for that.
Important for the Wildcats was the return D.J. Johnson to more-normal form. Hopefully his ankle got some more rest on the return from Austin, and he’ll be even closer to 100%. K-State will also need offensive performances like Barry Brown’s career-high 22 points against OSU in Stillwater. And the Wildcat defense will need to guard
hobbit Phil Forte at the 3-point line if the Cats expect to keep the Cowboys at bay and pick up the home win.
Tonight’s game is slated for an 8:05pm CT tip and will be broadcast on
a real network you can actually get in normal places ESPNU with Clay Matvick (play-by-play) and Tim Welsh (analyst) on the call. Streaming may be available to you (depending on your location and provider/package) at WatchESPN.com. Audio, as always, is available on the K-State Sports Network (Sirius 81/XM 81) and streaming online at K-StateSports.com. Be sure and check out AMS’s full how-to-watch post for full details and odds for the game.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu
F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #32 Dean Wade
G: #1 Jawun Evans
G: #13 Phil Forte III
F: #23 Leyton Hammonds
F: #30 Jeffrey Carroll
F: #41 Mitchell Solomon