The Kansas State Wildcats are the fifth seed in the Southeast region and will play Utah State, the 12th seed, on Thursday night in Tuscon, Arizona. The game will tip off at 8:57 p.m., March 17th on truTV. If you have Time Warner like many Kansas Citians, you DO get truTV (but not in HD). The games will also be streamed live on the internet.
That's a late tip but Kansas State can handle it. They're playing a Utah State team that won a whopping 30 games this year and the Wildcats are slight favorites -- by two points. We're expecting KSU to win but, as we've seen all season, it's hard to pinpoint which team will show up.
America will love watching Jacob Pullen play one more time if K-State can indeed string together some wins. Pullen was a preseason Big 12 player of the year and preseason All-American. K-State's season didn't go the way they planned so he didn't win either of those awards at the end of the season but he did have a strong season, particularly at the end when he went on a hot streak helping KSU to win eight of their final ten games.
So Thursday night it is, K-State fans. Of all the teams this year, I'm most interested in watching K-State. They could get blown out in the first round or make a run to the Final Four. That's the kind of year it's been for the Wildcats.
For more on the game, check out Bring On The Cats.