No. 13 Kansas State at Texas Tech
• WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas
• TV/RADIO: KMCI (Ch. 38); WHB (810 AM)
• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (17-4, 6-2 Big 12): The Wildcats are seeking their fourth Big 12 road win. They have already won at TCU, West Virginia and Oklahoma. Their only road loss in conference play came at Iowa State in a close game. … Jordan Henriquez has played well as a member of K-State’s starting lineup, but hasn’t received extended minutes. Perhaps that changes against Texas Tech’s bigger lineup. … If the Wildcats win this game, it will add importance to their next two games against Iowa State and Kansas. The Cyclones and Jayhawks are the only Big 12 teams to beat K-State.
• ABOUT TEXAS TECH (9-10, 2-6 Big 12): The Red Raiders are in the middle of an interesting season. Former coach Billy Gillispie left amid controversy in the offseason, and interim coach Chris Walker has been in charge since. Texas Tech has doubled its victory total in conference play from last year, and pulled an impressive upset over Iowa State, but it has still struggled overall. … Jordan Tolbert is the team’s top player, but freshman Josh Gray leads Texas Tech in points. Gray seemed to favor K-State over Texas Tech when both schools were recruiting him during the offseason, but the Wildcats took reserve guard Michael Orris instead. … Northeast grad Daylen Robinson transferred to Texas Tech from Moberly Area Community College and is averaging 18.7 minutes and 4.0 points per game.
• BOTTOM LINE: K-State has easily defeated TCU and Texas this season. Expect another blowout against another struggling team from the Lone Star State.
| Kellis Robinett, email@example.com