This will be a busy week for K-State Sports, with men’s and women’s basketball, track and field and tennis all getting ready for crucial outings.
First up, the men’s basketball team will battle it out tonight with Texas Tech to remain in first place in the Big 12 Conference standings. Texas Tech and K-State currently sit in a three-way tie for second place in the Big 12 standings alongside Baylor.
K-State will be looking for revenge after dropping the first of its two games with Texas Tech this season in a 57-63 loss on Jan. 5. Since then, the Wildcats have been red hot, winning their last four games. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders are coming off an upset by the Baylor Bears on Saturday. This game should be a fun one in Bramlage Coliseum at 6 p.m.
The men’s team will also be in College Station, Texas, to play former Big 12 member Texas A&M in the Big 12/SEC challenge Saturday at 1 p.m.
The women’s basketball team will host the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
K-State (12-6 overall, 3-3 conference) is currently on a two-game winning streak, still carrying its energy from defeating then-ranked No. 11 Texas 87-69 on Jan, 16. However, the Cowgirls (12-4 overall, 3-2 conference) are on a two-game winning streak as well, but they have struggled on the road so far this season with a 2-3 record.
Later on in the week, on Saturday, the Wildcats will travel to Morgantown, West Virginia, to take out the West Virginia Mountaineers at 3 p.m.
Track and Field
On Friday and Saturday, the track and field team will be in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to compete in the Razorback Invitational. This should be a great event for the team after taking second place at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular on Jan. 18.
On Friday, K-State tennis will travel to Athens, Georgia, to take on William and Mary at 9 a.m. and play Georgia and USF the remainder of the weekend at the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The team is coming off a big weekend after defeating South Dakota 7-0 on Jan. 19.