Kansas State begins a run through the toughest part of conference play starting Saturday at bubble-hopefuls Texas.
Kansas State (17-6, 6-5 Big 12) and Texas (15-9, 5-6 Big 12) are both fighting for their NCAA Tournament lives, with the Longhorns in the unusual situation of sitting on the wrong side of the bubble under Rick Barnes. K State's defense has stepped up in conference play, as the Wildcats held their 10th opponent under 60 points on Tuesday, beating Texas Tech 65-46.
K State enters a critical - and grueling - stretch that begins with the Horns continues with a home game against rival Kansas and road trips to Top 10 ranked Baylor and Missouri.
Date / Time: Saturday, February 11, 1 p.m. CT
Location: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Radio: K State Radio Network
Line: Texas (-4)
For more on the Kansas State Wildcats, check out Bring On The Cats. For news and notes from the Texas Longhorns, visit Burnt Orange Nation. Go to SB Nation's college basketball news hub for everything going on in hoops.