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Kansas State at Oklahoma: Open Game Thread

Cats down to desperation win time.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas
Can’t you see I’m about to get canned?
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Things are not very sunny in Manhattan, KS. And as the Kansas State Wildcats prepare to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman today, the stakes for the Cats are pretty high.

Bruce Weber’s seat is scorching-hot right now, and the Wildcats season is on the verge of heading down the drain quickly, after the Cats blew a 14-point first-half lead to lose by 12 at home to the Brad Underwood-led Oklahoma State Cowboys last Wednesday night. The team appeared defeated by the end, and nearly every Wildcat fan has come to the conclusion that regardless of how the season goes from here, it’s finally time to part ways with Weber.

The Cats have three regular season games left, and to keep up their hopes for an NCAA Tournament appearance, and a slim chance to save Bruce’s job, the Cats really need to win all three. They absolutely cannot lose today at Oklahoma, who currently sits in last place in the Big 12, if they want to even stay on the right side of the bubble discussion.

It’s put up or shut up time. Lets hope the Cats have it in them to finish strong and send seniors Wesley Iwundu and D.J. Johnson out with the finish they have earned after long and tough careers.

Today’s game is slated for an 5:00pm CT tip and will be broadcast on ESPNU with Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Reid Gettys (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 134/XM 199) and streaming online at K-StateSports.com.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Kansas State
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #4 D.J. Johnson

Oklahoma
G: #0 Darrion Strong-Moore
G: #1 Rashard Odomes
G: #20 Kameron McGusty
F: #11 Kristian Doolittle
F: #12 Khadeem Lattin

Go Cats!!