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Kansas State Basketball Double-Header: Open Game Thread

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We’ve got the MittieCats in action at 5:30pm and the WeberCats in action at 8pm, both from Bramlage

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Coming in quick to wash out the sour taste of the football victory, we’ve got double-header Kansas State Wildcats basketball action in Bramlage Coliseum for you tonight.

The MittieCats start us off tonight with a 5:30pm showdown against the Omaha Mavericks. While the men started last week, this is the tip-off game for the Wildcats 51st season. The Cats struggled a bit in their two exhibition match-ups, needing every second to beat Fort Hays 48-46, and then getting a scoring outburst from freshman Christianna Carr to beat Pitt State 65-50 a week ago. The last meeting between the Wildcats and Mavericks came almost exactly one year ago, as the Cats took down UNO 81-60 back on Nov. 13th, 2017 in the second game of that season.

Tonight’s women’s game will be streamed live, and for free, at K-StateHD.TV as well as Facebook Live with Brian Smoller (play-by-play) and Kristin Waller (color analyst) on the call. The game may be heard on portions of the K-State Sports Network, with streaming audio available at www.kstatesports.com/watch [free].

The No. 11/12 WeberCats are scheduled for an 8:07pm tip-off (or 30-minutes following the women’s game, whichever is later) and will face off against the Denver Pioneers of the Summit League. The Pioneers, coached by Chauncey Billups’ younger brother Rodney, opened their season last Tuesday night with a home win over Maine, 63-50. Denver was picked to finish third in the Summit League this year, stealing one first place vote from the South Dakota schools, and feature senior guard Joe Rosga, who was named to the Summit League Preseason First Team. The Pioneers also have one Kansan on their roster, Tory Stewart-Miller, a grad-transfer from Colorado, who hails from Kansas City, KS.

The men’s game will be available on FOX Sports Kansas City with Ben Boyle (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Bridget Howard (sideline reporter) on the call. You should also be able to access the game on the FoxSportsGo app, and the game will also be streamed on ESPN3. The channel listings from the SID include DirecTV 671-5 [HD] / Dish 441 or 412-29 / AT&T U-Verse 750 or 1750 [HD].

You will also be able to listen to live audio across much of the K-State Sports Network with with Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play) and Matt Walters (analyst) calling the action. The game will also be available streaming for free online via the TuneIn app/TuneIn.com and at www.kstatesports.com/watch. Satellite coverage is also available at Sirius 78 / XM 200 / Internet 954. Live stats are available at k-statesports.com, and Twitter updates (@KStateMBB) will also be a part of the coverage from K-State Athletics.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Kansas State (1-0)
G: #2 Cartier Diarra
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown Jr.
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #14 Makol Mawien

Denver (1-0)
G: #0 Ade Murkey
G: #2 Joe Rosga
F: #11 Jake Krafka
F: #25 Ronnie Harrell Jr.
F: #32 Abiola Akintola

Go Cats!