Things could be worse for K-State basketball. But the situation in Bramlage is pretty bleak.
Already struggling to keep up with lofty preseason expectations, the Wildcats have continued to stumble into conference play and an 0-2 start that includes a unconscionable 20-point home loss to an average Texas Longhorns team just a week ago, and a 6-point loss at Texas Tech last weekend that was further apart than the final score would indicate.
And tonight we have on-deck possibly the only team in the conference that is struggling more right now than the Wildcats. The Mountaineers are just 8-6 this season, and have losses to Buffalo (at home), Western Kentucky, and Rhode Island on their resume; but did manage to keep within double-digits of the Longhorns this past weekend.
These two teams were preseason Top 15 teams, and now this game is down to which team will be the last winless team in Big 12 play. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. This could a very ugly game; and don’t be surprised if there are not 100 points total scored tonight.
Tonight’s game, scheduled for an 6:01pm CST tip, will be available on ESPNU with Clay Matvick (play-by-play) and Tim Welsh (analyst) on the call. You should also be able to access the game on WatchESPN.com/ESPN3.
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 119 / XM 199 / Internet 953. 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 Wildcats (10-4, 0-2 Big 12)
G: #00 Mike McGuirl
G: #2 Cartier Diarra
G: #5 Barry Brown Jr.
G/F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #14 Makol Mawien
West Virginia Mountaineers (8-6, 0-2 Big 12)
G: #10 Jermaine Haley
G: #20 Taevon Horton
F: #21 Wesley Harris
F: #23 Esa Ahmad
F: #31 Logan Routt