The Kansas State Wildcats are hosting the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. They're favored to win and many expect they will as they try to secure a NCAA tournament spot. The story line, though, is how K-State responds after beating the No. 1 team in the country in the Kansas Jayhawks last week.
Will Jacob Pullen's hot streak continue? Will Kansas State use this as a springboard to make a run into March? Will they blow it? Was that the real Kansas State we saw last Monday?
Some of those questions will be answered.
Will Jacob Pullen's hot streak continue? Nearly impossible. Pullen was incredible on Monday night so he probably won't have a game like that the rest of his college career. However, if K-State is going to turn into a solid tournament team other folks don't want to play, then he needs to be consistent.
Will Kansas State use this as a springboard to make a run into March? I kind of want to see K-State looking hot and dominating Oklahoma. March will be much, much more entertaining if K-State is on a roll. We know they have the talent to compete with many of the top teams.
Will they blow it? Frankly, this may be the most likely scenario. I already said nothing would surprise me about Kansas State basketball anymore, and it won't. Kansas State has been consistently inconsistent this year so it would fit into the theme of this season if they lost to Oklahoma.
Was that the real Kansas State we saw last Monday? We may not get that answer for a while but K-State can start answering by blowing out the Sooners. A win is a win but I think it would be good for momentum and confidence if they beat up on the Sooners pretty good.