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Kansas State at Baylor: Open Game Thread

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Welcome to the party. It’s gonna be brutal.

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Hey, look, we tried to warn you. That you’re here anyway means you’re a true-purple Wildcat who is ready to live and die by K-State sports (and we love you for that, seriously!), or you’re a masochist who likes this sort of thing. Or both...you could be both (and we still love you anyway).

I mean, there’s always a chance. That where you get the sports saying “that’s why you play the game”. It’s true. Anything can happen. But in the 2020-21 college basketball season, the Baylor Bears and the Kansas State Wildcats are about as two of the most sure things you can get. Sure that the Bears are very, very good and would beat nearly every other D1 college basketball team on any given night; and sure that the Wildcats will lose by double-digits because it’s a conference game. You put those together and it’s really no surprise that the Bears are as much as a 26-point favorite by the odds makers.

So please stay, chat with your fellow Wildcats. Hold out hope that maybe, just maybe, they will have the magic tonight. But also remember that these two teams have already played, back in December in Manhattan, and Baylor won by 31-points in a game that wasn’t even really that close. So, caveat emptor.

We’ve got late evening game today at the Farrell Center in Waco, with a 8:05pm CT start that can be seen on ESPN2 with Rich Hollenberg (play-by-play) and Chris Spatola (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 380.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Kansas State Wildcats (5-11)

G: #5 Rudi Williams
G: #00 Mike McGuirl
G: #2 Selton Miguel
G: #3 DaJuan Gordon
F: #21 Davion Bradford

No. 2/2 Baylor Bears (14-0)

G: #12 Jared Butler
G: #31 MaCio Teague
G: #45 Davion Mitchell
G/F: #11 Mark Vital
F: #0 Flo Thamba

Go Cats!