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How to Watch: KU at K-State

Time for the Sunflower Throwdown: Part Deux. This time, we finish what they started.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas returns to Allen Fieldhouse West for an early afternoon matchup with Kansas State in the Octagon of Laughably Bad Nicknames.

Kansas is the #1 team in the country in the AP Poll, while Kansas State comes in unranked. KenPom currently has KU at #1 and KSU at #101 (right where I predicted they would be over a month ago). The Jayhawks are coming off a dominating 83-58 home win over Oklahoma State while the ‘Cats are coming off an 85-66 drubbing at the hands of Baylor in Waco.

Kansas leads the all-time series with Kansas State 198-94, which includes a 26-5 mark inside Allen Fieldhouse West. I’m sure you’ll remember that the most recent meeting between these two programs was the 81-60 beatdown by KU in Lawrence that embarrassed the defending Big 12 champs so bad they felt like they had to start a fight at the end.

Click here to read about just how bad K-State has been so far this year.

Here are the essentials:

The Numbers

(1) Kansas: 25-3, 14-1

Kansas State: 9-19, 2-13

Line: KU -10.5

How to Watch

Saturday, Feb 29, 12:30 p.m. CST

Manhattan, KS: Allen Fieldhouse West (12,528)

TV: CBS

Online Streaming: www.cbssports.com or the CBS app (maybe???)

- Brad Nessler (Play-by-Play), Jim Spanarkel (Analyst), Evan Washburn (Reporter)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)

Fun Facts

A win today makes Kansas just the second NCAA team to reach 2,300 wins as a program. (Kentucky currently sits at 2,318.)

Kansas STILL leads the Big 12 in scoring, scoring margin, field goal percentage, and blocked shots.

Kansas State leads the Big 12 in brawls started, players who have issued death threats to fans, and injured players currently suspended. K-State also leads the Big 12 in steals.

KU has been to Manhattan as the #1 team three times, and is 2-1 in those meetings. All three K-State teams were not ranked.

According to this source, Kansas has been ranked at #1 in the AP poll 70 times, the fifth-most all-time (Duke, UCLA, Kentucky, UNC).

Remember, this is a perfectly normal reaction to your teammate getting his dunk blocked even though he was trying to showboat at the end of a blowout: