The Kansas State Wildcats entered the preseason as the third ranked team in the country so expectations were high in Manhattan. After a good start, K-State basketball started melting down and failing to show any consistency as they fought through the ups and downs of the season.
The season as a whole is definitely one of the downs, if preseason rankings matter. Frank Martin's team is 18-9 overall and 6-6 in the Big 12.
The last two games, though, have been one of the ups of the season that they want to keep going. Last week it was beating then-No. 1 Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum. They followed that up with a 15-point victory against Oklahoma that was a little closer than the score would indicate but a win nonetheless.
So Kansas State now looks for their third victory in a row when they go on the road to face the Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are actually slightly favored in this game and they've been tough this year on the road and at home. They took KU down to the wire in Lawrence earlier in the year, beat ranked Texas A&M in Lincoln, lost a four-point road trip to Baylor, and in the last three games beat Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas. The big fish there of course is Texas when they were ranked No. 3 in the AP poll.
K-State already beat Nebraska once this year, 69-53, in Manhattan on February 2nd.
What we know about Kansas State is that we don't really know anything. They have the talent to come out and put a KU-sized whooping on Nebraska. On the other hand, they haven't done that very often this year. It seems that they're just as likely to come out ice cold and struggle the entire game.
Our guess? Nebraska keeps it close, but Kansas State is able to pull it out.