Kansas State at Texas Tech
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 8 p.m. Wednesday at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas
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▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (12-10, 5-4 Big 12): The Wildcats have lost two in a row after getting off to a hot start in Big 12 play. With Nino Williams fighting a sprained left knee, K-State has lacked balanced scoring in back-to-back games. He is expected to play against the Red Raiders, but Wildcats coach Bruce Weber suggested Williams could sit if he does not respond well in warmups. Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson both scored 19 points against Kansas and will try to continue that productivity. The Wildcats downed the Red Raiders 58-51 earlier this season at Bramlage Coliseum.
▪ ABOUT TEXAS TECH (11-11, 1-8 Big 12): The Red Raiders have fallen on hard times since the start of Big 12 play, losing eight of their first nine games. Their last two defeats have been especially troubling. First came an 81-36 loss to Oklahoma. Then there was a 77-58 loss to West Virginia. Still, their lone victory, a 78-73 win over Iowa State, was impressive. Smith is using a young starting lineup that features one senior.
| Kellis Robinett, email@example.com