Fresh off a big win over Kansas, Oklahoma State will hope to extend its winning ways against Kansas State today in Manhattan. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 PM and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU, and will be available for streaming on WatchESPN.
The Wildcats are playing with energy and intensity, although execution at the end of the game cost the team a win (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal). For his part, Bruce Weber is pleased with the effort. If the team can "be special on Saturday," he's confident of victory.
Kansas State is facing a particularly stiff challenge from the Cowboys in the person of Jawun Evans who scored 22 points against Kansas and had a whopping 42 against Oklahoma (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).
The Big 12 season is about half-done and Oklahoma is on top of the power rankings (Eric Bailey, Tulsa World).
Kansas State is riding a three-game win streak and will end its current road stand at Texas Tech tomorrow. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 PM, and the game will be carried on FoxSports Southwest.
The big news out of Kansas State right now is Akela Jones. The senior from Barbados scored 4,643 points yesterday to break former Olympian Austra Skujyte's Kansas State record for the pentathlon. Jones was just 35 points of the NCAA record. To put it in perspective, had she cleared 1.88m on the high jump, she would have had the record, but she missed by 0.03m.
The men's heptathlon is already underway today. Kansas State's Adam Deterding is currently in fifth place, just one point off UCLA's Zack Bornstein.
Field events will begin at 11 AM, and former Wildcat and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard will be in action.