West Virginia at No. 10 Kansas State
• WHEN/WHERE: 8 tonight at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
TV/RADIO: ESPN; WHB (810 AM)
• ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA (13-12, 6-6 BIG 12): Bob Huggins will coach his first game at Bramlage Coliseum since leaving K-State after his one season on the job. Though the game itself won’t provide much appeal to national viewers, it will be interesting to see how the crowd receives him. He was greeted to mostly cheers last year when the two teams played in Wichita, but there were a smattering of boos, as well. West Virginia has won four of its last five and is coming off a 66-64 home victory over Texas Tech. No one on the Mountaineers averages 10 points.
• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (20-5, 9-3 BIG 12): Following K-State’s victory over Baylor, coach Bruce Weber was asked if he thought Jordan Henriquez would be able to return to his old form after recording his first double-double of the season. Weber said he was praying for that to happen. Henriquez has suffered through a disappointing senior season, but he played well against the Bears and had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. The Wildcats would be an improved team if Henriquez starts playing that way consistently. Angel Rodriguez has also played well recently. He has scored 13 or more points in four straight games and had 22 points and 10 assists against Baylor. Shane Southwell was the X-factor for K-State in its first game against West Virginia. He had 17 points and blocked a potential game-winning shot.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org