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Kansas State at Texas Tech: Open Game Thread

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The Wildcats are in Lubbock hoping not to get embarrassed by the Red Raiders.

Loyola v Kansas State
THIS STINKS
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It’s bad. All bad.

There’s not even positives to look around the bad at. The upperclassmen look done, the freshmen have hit a wall, and this whole team looks dazed and confused. And not in a “alright, alright, alright” kind of way.

It’s entirely possible that this Wildcat team could do something historic too. Only one time in the entire 118-year history of the program have the Wildcats lost 20 games in a season. That was the 1945-46 season, when Fritz Knorr went 4-20 in his second (and final) season at the helm of the Kansas State College Wildcats. The next closest was Tom Asbury’s 9-19 mark in the 1999-00 season, his last in Manhattan. The current version of the Wildcats are 9-16, and with at least seven games remaining (six regular season, one Big 12 tourney), and games against both Baylor and KU left on the schedule (at least once), there is a very real possibility that the 2019-20 Wildcats not only break the 20-loss barrier, but set a depressing new school record in the process.

At least there’s really only one way to go from here. Too bad that won’t start until at least next season. Go Cats.

We’ve got the later start tonight with an 8:05pm CST tip that can be seen on ESPN2 with Robert Ford (play-by-play) and Tim Welsh (analyst) on the call. You might be able to stream the game via WatchESPN if the game isn’t blocked in your area.

If you don’t get ESPN2, or can’t access the stream, you can listen to Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play) and Stan Weber (analyst) call the game on much of the K-State Sports Radio Network, and also available online via the TuneIn App and at K-StateSports.com, and satellite radio on XM 384.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Kansas State Wildcats (9-16)

G: #4 David Sloan
G: #3 DaJuan Gordon
G/F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #23 Montavious Murphy
F: #14 Makol Mawien

Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-9)

G: #0 Kyler Edwards
G: #1 Terrence Shannon Jr.
G: #3 Jahmi’us Ramsey
G: #25 Davide Moretti
F: #22 TJ Holyfield

Go Cats!