Hey Wildcat fans, there’s a basketball game today. Don’t worry if you forgot, there been plenty of other distractions in Wildcatland. But today, this afternoon, put that aside for a while and give the Kansas State Wildcats: Men’s Basketball Edition your full attention.
The last game did not go well for the Wildcats. Through some combination of poor play, poor execution, bad officiating, and a tough road atmosphere Bruce Weber’s squad did not play well for most of the game against Marquette. An 83-71 defeat was the result, and the Wildcats returned to Manhattan with their first defeat of the season.
It will require the Cats to re-focus to avoid losing two-straight; in more ways than one. As you may recall, the Wildcats and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced off last season, exactly a year ago tomorrow, in Wichita. The Wildcats came out flat on offense that night, and even a decent defensive performance couldn’t save the Cats as they lost 61-54.
So the question for today is which version of the Wildcats will show up today? Will the team that beat Missouri 82-67 show up? That team would blow Tulsa out of the water. Or will the team that traveled to Milwaukee make it’s way south? Because if that team shows up, it could be another long afternoon for Wildcat fans.
Today’s game, scheduled for a 3:30pm start time from the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK, will be available nationally on the CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz (play-by-play) and Steve Lappas (analyst) on the call. You should also be able to access the game on the CBS Sports Network App.
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 Stan Weber (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 211 / XM 199 / Internet 953. Live stats are available at k-statesports.com (or at tulsahurricane.com), and Twitter updates (@KStateMBB) will also be a part of the coverage from K-State Athletics.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (6-1)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown Jr.
G/F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #14 Makol Mawien
G: #4 Sterling Taplin
G: #5 Lawson Korita
G: #23 Zeke Moore
G/F: #2 DaQuan Jeffries
F: #1 Martins Igbanu