No. 21 Baylor at Kansas State
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
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▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNews; WHB (810 AM)
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (14-9, 3-7 Big 12): The Wildcats are hoping to build off their biggest victory of the season, an 80-69 upset of No. 1 Oklahoma. It was their first win over a ranked team all season after eight failed attempts. K-State nearly took down Baylor in their first meeting at Waco, falling in double overtime. It has struggled against zone defenses all season, but put up a good fight against Baylor’s 2-3 zone behind 20 points from injured point guard Kamau Stokes. Someone new will have to step this time around with Stokes sidelined.
▪ ABOUT BAYLOR (17-6, 6-4 Big 12): The Bears have struggled since they beat K-State last month, losing three of their last five and two in a row to fall out of first place in the Big 12 standings. Its victories came against Oklahoma State and Georgia. It will try to turn things around against K-State on Wednesday. Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince continue to be one of the most formidable frontcourts in the conference. Gathers averages a double-double and Prince is the team’s leading scorer. Ishmail Wainright is from Kansas City and attended Raytown South before graduating from Montrose Christian, a Maryland prep school.
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