Kansas and K-State come together on a frigid night in central Kansas for part two of the annual Sunflower Showdown.
KU enters the contest at 15-7, ranked #23 in the latest AP Poll. Kansas State, meanwhile, at just 5-17 is obviously not receiving votes . KenPom has the Jayhawks at #25 and the Wildcats at...
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Aha! K-State is at #190.
Kansas leads the overall series against KSU by a 200-94 count. K-State has won just 5 times in 32 tries in their own gym (!!!!!!) against KU. (Octogon of Doom my ass.) The most recent meeting between these two programs was a 74-51 KU win in Lawrence about two weeks ago.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 64-50 road win at Iowa State, while the ‘Cats dropped a 67-60 affair at Oklahoma State in their last outing.
Here are the essentials:
#23 Kansas: 15-7, 9-5 Big 12
Kansas State: 5-17, 1-12 Big 12
Line: KU -12.5
How to Watch
Wednesday, Feb 17, 7:00 p.m. CST
Manhattan, KS: Allen Fieldhouse West
- Rich Hollenberg (Play-by-Play), Robbie Hummel (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.espn.com/watch or the ESPN app (requires ESPN+ subscription, not just a cable subscription)
There aren’t really any fun facts that don’t directly make fun of K-State, so let’s just go ham here.
KU has won 12 of the last 13 matchups.
KU has won 61 of the last 67 matchups.
KU is 79-47 (62.7%) in Manhattan, which includes a 27-5 (84.4%) mark in AFHW.
KU is 53-6 vs K-State since the inception of the Big 12.
KU has never lost to K-State in the Big 12 Tournament (10-0).
Bruce Weber is 3-18 against Kansas.
K-State is 4-11 at home this season.
K-State has lost 12-straight Big 12 games.