Colorado vs. Kansas
Time and TV: 1:00 p.m. (CT), ESPN
I will actually be in attendance at this game. It will mark my first trip to Allen Fieldhouse so I'm pretty excited.
Kansas shouldn't have any problem with Colorado. The Jayhawks are obviously much more talented and they're at home, so I have to think Kansas has no problem in this game.
There are a couple of reasons it may be a tough game though. First, in Colorado the Buffs played KU to a four-point game. I know playing in Boulder is much different than playing in Lawrence but it's worth noting. Second, after Monday night in Manhattan, you wonder where KU is mentally. Bill Self ripped 'em a new one after the game suggesting they were a selfish team. I mean, they're 24-2 and we're acting like they're not one of the five or six best teams in the country. They are. Self can coach his team how he sees fit but it'll be interesting to see how the players respond after the Kansas State beat down.
Next up for KU: They'll host Oklahoma State on Monday at 8:00 p.m.
Missouri vs. Iowa State
Time and TV: 12:45 p.m. (CT), Big 12 Network
The Missouri Tigers travel to Iowa State on Saturday and, though I can't say I'm an Iowa State expert, looking at their 1-10 conference record tells me Mizzou should be winning this game.
The Tigers are 3rd in the country in scoring and still efficient, hitting on 47 percent of their shots. Their offense will simply overwhelm you if you let it. In fact, one of Missouri's best games this season (probably the best, actually) game against Iowa State on Jan. 22. The game was in Columbia and the Tigers won 87-54 in just a completely dominating effort.
Next up for MU: They'll host Baylor on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State
Time and TV: 3:00 p.m. (CT), Big 12 Network
So how will Kansas State respond? They're going to be favored to beat Oklahoma and they should do that, but you've gotta wonder with Kansas State. As we've said, nothing would surprise us at this point. Kansas State could dominate Oklahoma or they could get blown out. Seriously. I won't be surprised anymore.
Kansas State is coming off of the victory over No. 1 Kansas so I'm very curious to see how they respond. We'll see if that win fired them up to get them on a roll.
Next up for KSU: They'll go on the road to Nebraska Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m.