No. 22 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Kansas State
• WHEN/WHERE: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
• TV/RADIO: KMCI (Ch. 38); WHB (810 AM)• ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (10-2, 0-0 Big 12): The Cowboys are one of the most talented teams in the Big 12, but they are also one of the youngest. Le’Bryan Nash, a sophomore, is the team’s leading scorer. Marcus Smart, a freshman, is the most athletic player. … Oklahoma State won the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Challenge with easy wins over Tennessee and North Carolina State. Its two losses came at Virginia Tech by 10 and against Gonzaga by a point.
• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (11-2, 0-0 Big 12): Rodney McGruder was K-State’s top player during its nonconference games, but Will Spradling and Angel Rodriguez weren’t far behind. All three are averaging more than nine points. … Shane Southwell and Nino Williams could give the Wildcats a matchup advantage inside. Both players can use the speed and shooting ability to bring defenders away from the basket. … K-State will need Jordan Henriquez to provide defense at the rim, though. … K-State swept the season series against Oklahoma State last season and won the second game 77-58.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org