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No. 12 Kansas State vs Lehigh: Open Game Thread

The WeberCats look to roll back after the Thanksgiving layoff with a win in Bramlage.

NCAA Basketball: Kennesaw State at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

After a few days off to enjoy their Paradise Jame championship and the Thanksgiving holiday break, your Kansas State Wildcats return to action this afternoon from the friendly confines of Bramlage Colisuem as they host the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.

This is the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and the Hawks on the hardwood. The Patriot League member is no slouch, and have the notoriety of being one of the very few 15-seeds to win an NCAA Tournament game, beating Duke in the opening round during their last appearance in the Big Dance back in 2012. The Hawks enter today’s game on a 3-game win streak, picking up contests against Marist, Princeton, and Siena, after suffering their only loss of the season against the Miami Hurricanes. The Hawks were also picked to finish first in the Patriot League this year.

And while the Mountain Hawks should give the Wildcats a challenge, as long as the team didn’t forget to come home from the U.S. Virgin Islands, the WeberCats should start your Wildcat Saturday off with a win. Dean Wade looks to have finally fully re-found his form, and took home tournament MVP honors. Barry Brown is doing Barry Brown things, Austin Trice, Makol Mawein, Cartier Diarra, and Kam Stokes have all shown flashes (of good and bad). And in their last game out, against an above-average Missouri squad, the Cats finally put together a complete game. Let’s hope they can carry that momentum through the rest of the non-con.

This afternoon’s game, set for a 3:30pm tip, will be available on FOX Sports Kansas City with Ben Boyle (play-by-play), Missy Heidrick (analyst), and Bridget Howard (sideline reporter) on the call. You should also be able to access the game on at FoxSportsGo and on the fox Sports app, and the game will also be streamed on ESPN3. The channel listings from the SID include DirecTV 671-5 [HD] / Dish 453 or 412-40 / AT&T U-Verse 750 or 1750 [HD].

You will also be able to listen to live audio across some of the K-State Sports Network with with Wade Gerstner (play-by-play) and Schyler Thomas (analyst) calling the action. The SID notes that due to the 6pm start time of the football, most stations in the K-State Sports network will air K-State football pregame starting at 4pm, but they do list four stations that are guaranteed to carry the men’s basketball game in it’s entirety: 580 AM (Topeka); 102.5 FM (Manhattan); 980 AM (Kansas City); and 94.9 FM (Concordia) (sorry, if you’re in southern or western KS and on the radio, you’re SOL). The game will also be available streaming for free online via the TuneIn app/ and at Satellite coverage is also available at Sirius 94 / XM 210 / Internet 986. Live stats are available at, and Twitter updates (@KStateMBB) will also be a part of the coverage from K-State Athletics.


Kansas State (5-0)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown Jr.
G: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #14 Makol Mawien

Lehigh (4-1)
G: #2 Kyle Leufroy
G: #5 Lance Tejada
F: #11 Jordan Cohen
F: #31 Pat Andree
F: #13 James Karnik

Go Cats!