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Kansas State takes on old Big 8/12 foe Nebraska in Manhattan

Wildcats and Husker square off in Bramlage for the first time since 2011.

Dec 5, 2023; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Tylor Perry (2) is congratulated by Kansas State Wildcats forward Arthur Maluma (24) and guard Dai Dai Ames (4) after making a game-winning shot against the Villanova Wildcats in overtime at Bramlage Coliseum. Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a while. A whole week has passed since the last time your Kansas State Wildcats (8-2) took the court in Baton Rouge — a much-needed off week so that the student-athletes could focus on the semester’s final exams and projects. But the semester is wrapped up now, and they get a whole month of worrying solely about basketball until the spring semester starts.

It’s also been a while since today’s opponent was in Manhattan and Bramlage Coliseum for a basketball game. Nebraska’s last trip south came on February 2nd, 2011, back when yours truly was wrapping up my 6th (and thankfully final) year at K-State, and the Nubs were wrapping up their final season in the Big 12. Jacob Pullen led all scorers that evening with 18 points, while Curtis Kelly chipped in 16 in the very nice 69-53 win. It’s also been a while since the Cornhuskers (8-2) won a game in this rivalry series, as the Wildcats have won 7-straight, dating back to 2009.

Will today be the day that the Huskers break the streak? Hopefully not, but the red corn-lovers are improved, and looking to finally live up to their potential in Fred Hoiberg’s 5th season in Lincoln. For a full preview of the Huskers, check out Drew’s run-down. No off-days on this schedule, the Wildcats will need to bring their A-game today if they want to keep their streak alive.

This afternoon’s matchup is scheduled for a 2pm CT tip at Bramlage Coliseum and will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with Ben Boyle (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Sophie Smith (sideline reporter) on the call. You’ll also be able to hear the game online at (and via the Varsity Network app), plus parts of the K-State Sports Radio Network and on SiriusXM 375 with Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play) and Matt Walters (analyst) calling the action over there.

Go Cats!