Weekly Preview: Women’s basketball hosts three home games, men get break from Big 12 action this week

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K-State women's and men's basketball, track and field and tennis are all in action this week in K-State Sports. (Infographic by Kaylie Mclaughlin)

Women’s Basketball

Returning to action last week, the women’s basketball team has three opportunities to get back on the winning side of things this week — all at home.

Starting on Monday at 4 p.m. the Wildcats will take on Oklahoma State in a rescheduled gamed that was originally supposed to be played on Jan. 17. The Cowgirls are 9-5 on the season and 5-3 in the Big 12 Conference, putting them at fifth place in the conference standings.

After that, K-State will get two days of rest before playing Iowa State at home on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Cyclones will be just the third-ranked team the Wildcats have played all year, as they are ranked as the 24th team in the country with a record of 10-5 and 6-2 in the Big 12.

Sophomore guard Emilee Ebert dribbles down the court in K-State’s 70-63 loss to Oklahoma State last year. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)
Sophomore guard Emilee Ebert dribbles down the court in K-State’s 70-63 loss to Oklahoma State last year. (File photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

To cap off the week, K-State and Oklahoma square off in a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. inside Bramlage Coliseum. The Sooners are just ahead of K-State in the Big 12 poll, sitting at ninth with a 4-7 record overall and a 1-5 record in conference play.

All of the three games can be streamed live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with audio coming from the K-State Sports Network.

Men’s Basketball

Riding a six-game losing streak, K-State has two challenging opponents from the state of Texas this week.

On Wednesday night K-State will travel to Waco, Texas, to take on the No. 2 team in the nation, Baylor. The Bears have been perfect all year long, holding a 14-0 record overall and a 7-0 record in the Big 12.

K-State sophomore Antonio Gordon goes up for a tough layup in the Wildcat's 69-47 loss to West Virginia on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Scott Weaver)
K-State sophomore Antonio Gordon goes up for a tough layup in the Wildcat's 69-47 loss to West Virginia on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Scott Weaver)

The last time the Wildcats and Bears met on Dec. 19, 2020, Baylor blew out K-State 100-69. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. inside the Farrell Center and can be seen on ESPN2 and heard on the K-State Sports Network.

After battling Baylor, K-State gets to come back home to take on another team from Texas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday — Texas A&M. Former members of the Big 12 the Aggies are 7-6 on the year and 2-5 in the SEC which is good for 12th in the conference standings.

That game will tip-off at 11 a.m. at Bramlage Coliseum and can be seen on ESPNU and heard on the K-State Sports Network.

Track and Field

K-State track and field will have two opportunities to compete at home this week after traveling to Lawrence over the weekend and competing in the Jayhawk Classic.

Freshman Helene Ingvaldsen throws shot put at the K-State track meet in Ahearn Field House on Feb. 17, 2017. (John Benfer | The Collegian)
Then-senior Helene Ingvaldsen competes in the weight throw at the K-State track meet in Ahearn Field House on Feb. 17, 2017. (Archive photo by John Benfer | Collegian Media Group)

On Friday and Saturday, the team will compete in the Austra Skujyte Women’s Pentathlon/Steve Fritz Men’s Heptathlon before also hosting the DeLoss Dodds Invitational on Saturday. Both competitions will take place inside Ahearn Field House.

Tennis

After having their last competition postponed, the K-State tennis team gets another chance to hit the road this week on Sunday.

The Wildcats will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. This will be the first competition for the Wildcats since the Big 12/Pac-12 Dual earlier this month.

Junior Ioana Gheorghita prepares to return in her match against Iowa State on Oct. 30, 2020. (Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)
Junior Ioana Gheorghita prepares to return in her match against Iowa State on Oct. 30, 2020. (Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)
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Cameron Bradley
Hey! I’m Cameron Bradley and I am the sports editor for the Collegian! I am a junior from Wichita, Kansas, and I am majoring in journalism. When I’m not working for the Collegian, I’m creating content and putting on broadcasts with K-StateHD.TV. I am also currently a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. I love sports, spending time with friends, family and doing everything that I do for the glory of God!