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Basketball games tonight, one is pretty important.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Previously

In case you missed it, Luke Thompson dropped in the latest edition of Bring of the PodCats, and it features three K-State football standouts from the Snyder 2.0 era: Tysyn Hartman, Curry Sexton, and Alex Delton.

Yesterday, TB tried, again, to quantify the bowl results of the Power 5 Conferences using S&P+ as a guideline, and the ACC came out on top thanks to no one losing a game they were expected to win, and picking up four wins in games they were expected to lose.

Basketball

Both the men and women are in action tonight, and neither game is expected to be particularly pretty for the Kansas State Wildcats.

The WeberCats start first, with tip-off at 6:00pm from Bramlage Coliseum against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The ‘Eers are in worse shape, compared to pre-season predictions, than the Wildcats, as the preseason No. 13 team (right behind the Cats in the AP Poll) has fallen to just 8-6, with losses to Buffalo, Western Kentucky, Florida, and Rhode Island before conference play started. As it stands right now, both K-State and WVU are at 0-2 in conference play, and to borrow from Luke T., thanks to wins by Baylor and Oklahoma State last night, tonight’s match-up is a battle to avoid being the last team to win a Big 12 game.

But the men aren’t ready to panic yet, but there is a strong sense of urgency among the Wildcats (Green, GC Telegram). But among the shadows surround the basketball team, there is one bright spot, as freshman Sean Neal-Williams is starting to assert himself as a freshman play-maker (Robinett, Eagle).

Down in Waco at 7:00pm, the MittieCats will take on the team that, just a week ago, took down the greatest team of all time No. 1 UConn Huskies, as the No. 4/4 Baylor Bears handed the Huskies their first loss in the regular season in approximately dickety years. As good as the Cats looked against a struggling OU squad last weekend, the Cats are going to face much stiffer competition tonight.

Football

Kellis has also been doing some football writing this week, and yesterday, via the Eagle, helped us get to know new K-State football assistant coaches Jason Ray, Joe Klanderman, and Conor Riley.