Friday, April 18, 2014
• WHEN/ WHERE: 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas
• TV/RADI O: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)
• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (17-7, 7-4 Big 12) : The Wildcats are coming off a pair of impressive victories over Texas and Kansas. Could they experience a hangover from that high on Saturday? Moving past back-to-back home victories against ranked opponents may be challenging, but the Wildcats seem motivated to continue their winning streak. They have been a poor road team, losing four straight since beating TCU in mid-January. A victory away from home would further boost their NCAA Tournament resume. … Shane Southwell may need to play well for K-State to beat Baylor. He has averaged barely three points in K-State’s last four games.
• ABOUT BAYLOR (15-9, 3-8 Big 12): The Bears have been one of the most disappointing teams in the Big 12 this season. They were expected to compete for a conference championship. Instead, they are heading for a bottom-four seed in the conference tournament. Their only Big 12 victories have come against bottom-feeder TCU and reeling Oklahoma State. Baylor does have talent, though. Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson are two of the best forwards in the league, and the Bears won several quality games early, including a neutral-court victory over Kentucky.
• BOTTOM LINE: Kansas State is the better team. But the Wildcats have not been good on the road and the Bears have a strong frontcourt. K-State will need to bring one of its best efforts to win in Waco.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.
The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here