The Kansas State Wildcats already have a tall enough order just trying to win today on the road against Oklahoma State. Their history there hasn’t been kind as they’ve lost 13 of the last 16 in the series and 11 in a row there. But the work will be even tougher after the suspension of Jordan Henriquez by head coach Frank Martin earlier in the week for an unspecified incident. Henriquez is averaging seven points and five rebounds per game.
Rob Cassidy writes, "Center Jordan Henriquez was suspended this week by coach Frank Martin for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Forward Thomas Gipson will likely replace him in the starting lineup, and C Adrian Diaz will also see increased minutes. How the stand-ins play, especially on defense, may determine how Kansas State fares."
Kansas State is still the better overall team this year, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that the Wildcats haven’t won in Stillwater since 1993. The No. 25 Wildcats should still be okay but it will take a team effort only focused on today to do so.