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Kansas State Vs. Missouri: Wildcats Are On The Bubble And Can Make A Statement Against Third-Ranked Tigers

The Kansas State Wildcats and the third-ranked Missouri Tigers are set to face each other in Columbia tonight at 7 p.m. (ET) and while the Tigers are set to head into the NCAA tournament as one of the top seeds, the Wildcats are on the bubble to make it in. They helped themselves with a win over the No. 10 Baylor Bears on Saturday but, according to SB Nation's Mike Rutherford, the Wildcats can make a huge statement against Missouri.

K-State notched a huge win over Baylor on Saturday to improve its league record to an even 7-7 and bump its RPI all the way up to 47. They'll look to take their resume to the next level against a third-ranked Missouri team they defeated by 16 on Jan. 7. The Wildcats' potential upset recipe should be the same as it was in Manhattan: bully the Tigers in the paint, limit penetration and dominate the offensive glass.

Rutherford pointed out that Kansas State and Missouri have faced each other 234 times before tonight's game and that each team has won 117. If the Wildcats can upset another Big 12 team tonight by beating the Tigers for the 118th time, they could prove themselves worthy of playing basketball in March.

For more on the Wildcats, head to Bring On The Cats, and for more on the Tigers, go to Rock M Nation.