Kansas State at No. 25 Texas
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 3 p.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
▪ TV/RADIO: ESPN; WHB (810 AM)
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (12-11, 5-5 Big 12): The Wildcats have lost three in a row to fall to .500 in conference play. Scoring, or a lack thereof, has been the biggest culprit. It has failed to score 60 points in all three losses. Nino Williams has also been recovering from an injury in his left knee during that streak. He has lost his shooting touch, but he is confident he can regain it this weekend. Tre Harris could give K-State a boost off the bench, especially against the Longhorns’ zone defense. He made three three-pointers against Texas Tech.
▪ ABOUT TEXAS (14-8, 3-6 Big 12): The Longhorns have fallen on hard times after a strong start. They have lost four consecutive games to Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor and Oklahoma State. Though they remain in the top 25, their Big 12 championship hopes appear over. Playing without Javan Felix, who is unlikely to play because of a concussion, or Jonathan Holmes, who did not make the trip because of concussion symptoms, will make things difficult for Texas on the road. Felix takes the majority of the team’s shots, while Holmes has been a difference-maker in past games against K-State. Keep an eye on Turner. The freshman may get extra minutes in this one.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org