No. 24 Texas at Kansas State
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▪ WHEN/WHERE: 6 tonight at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)
▪ ABOUT TEXAS (17-10, 8-6 Big 12): The Longhorns are coming off one of their worst games of the season, a 78-64 home loss to Baylor. The Bears jumped all over Texas in the first half and cruised to victory. Shaka Smart’s team will be out for redemption against K-State on Monday. Texas has played well on the road this season, defeating Baylor and West Virginia away from home. Ibeh may dictate the way K-State runs its offense. He is one of the top shot-blockers in the conference.
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (15-12, 4-10 Big 12): Bruce Weber insists K-State is still pushing for a spot in the NCAA Tournament, but without a win over Texas the Wildcats might have trouble reaching the NIT. A difficult schedule that includes trips to Iowa State and Texas Tech looms ahead. K-State needs to take advantage of its remaining home games to boost its postseason chances. Texas won the first meeting 60-57, taking advantage of a poor shooting day from K-State. The Wildcats are hoping for a better effort in the rematch. Perhaps Stephen Hurt will help. He appeared to get back on track against Kansas, scoring 13 points.
Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett