Whatever happened to the good old days when the men and women would both play the same school on the same court the same day? Now we have this nonsense. Harrumph.
The sure medicine for the men to recover from that disaster in Waco: a visit from the most hapless unit in the conference. You never want to get too cocky (we see you, Jayhawks), but if there was one certain conference win you'd have circled on the calendar the morning after the Northern Colorado debacle, it's this one right here.
The game: Kansas State (17-8, 7-5, arv/arv) hosts Texas Christian (9-15, 0-12). K-State leads the series 6-2, 3-1 in Manhattan. (Interestingly, the other loss was on neutral wood; K-State's never lost in Fort Worth.) A bad omen, perhaps: Just as Bruce Weber had never lost to Baylor, he's never lost to TCU either. Okay, that's a stretch.
Odds: The Wildcats are favored by SEVENTEEN POINTS. Okay.
Tipoff: 8pm CT at Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Television: ESPNU, with Clay Matvick on play-by-play and Darrin Horn providing analysis.
Radio: K-State Sports Network (also Sirius 134/XM 93), with Wyatt Thompson and. Since the women conflict, this is a K-ROCK only game in Manhattan.
The women have a shot at winning consecutive games for the first time in awhile, although TCU is a slightly better squad and the game's on the road.
The game:(10-14, 4-9) visits Texas Christian (14-11, 5-8). K-State leads the series 2-1, all three games taking place in the last two years. The Lady Cats won last year in Fort Worth.
Tipoff: 7pm CT at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201) in Fort Worth, Texas.
Television: Fox Sports Southwest Plus, with Chuck LaMendola and Janice Dziuk.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, withand Claire Coggins. Of course, with the men's game on at the same time, this really means KMAN.