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Are we ready for Buddy Hield? Is anyone ever ready for Buddy Hield?

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As part of its two-game roadstand, Kansas State will visit Norman today to take on #1/2 Oklahoma at the Lloyd-Noble Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM.

Our own Eric Rubottom has more details in the official preview post.

Get used to hearing the name Buddy Hield. His number will be called a lot today and in the future. He's coming off a 46-point explosion against Kansas in a one-for-the-ages game, and yes, he's just that good. Don't expect the Wildcats to be in awe though. As Barry Brown notes, the team respects Hield but they're also up for the challenge of defending him (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star).

The task of defending Hield should be made slightly easier by Kansas State's stiff defense. The Sooners lead the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, and the Wildcats just happen to lead the nation in 3-point field goal defense (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).

For its part, Oklahoma will be looking to overcome that narrow loss to Kansas with a big win this afternoon that might also help erase the pain of being swept by the Wildcats last season (Chip Rouse, Stormin' in Norman).

Believe it or not, there's still real live football on TV today. North Dakota State will try to become the first-ever team to win five straight national championships when the Bison take on Jacksonville State in the 2015 FCS Championship at 11:00 AM CST. Jon Morse has all the gameday information you could possibly need in the How to Watch post.

The track and field teams are back in action after a month hiatus as Kansas State hosts the Wildcat Invitational at Ahearn Field House today. If this year's event is anything like the event in 2014, the Wildcats will dominate and take home a lot of first-place finishes.

You can follow all the action by following @kstate_gameday and the hashtag #KStateTF on Twitter. Live updates are also available HERE.