TCU at Kansas State
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
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▪ TV/RADIO: Fox Sports KC; WHB (810 AM)
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (15-14, 4-12 Big 12): Shortly after losing to Iowa State on Bruce Weber described the Wildcats’ game against TCU as “really, really, really important” because a victory would clinch a winning regular season and boost K-State’s NIT hopes. He reiterated that stance Tuesday. “If we are playing basketball, it is important,” Weber said. “Why would you play if it wasn’t important? I don’t understand. It doesn’t make sense to me. Every game is important. It’s our next game, it’s the most important (game of the year). Every game has been important in this league. It’s important for our guys, it’s important for senior day. If we want to have any type of postseason play, it is important. I don’t understand why it wouldn’t be important. Every game is important. It just doesn’t make sense to me why somebody would say it’s not important. I’m just being honest. Somebody is not very smart if they said it isn’t important.”
▪ ABOUT TCU (11-18, 2-14 Big 12): The Horned Frogs have lost five straight games, including a 63-49 home setback against Kansas State. But TCU has been competitive in the majority of those losses. It led Texas Tech much of the way on the road and lost by single digits at Iowa State. Collins has emerged as the team’s go-to scorer, and is averaging 41 percent from three-point range. TCU has not won a road game in conference play all season.
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