Doubleheader Today in Bramlage Coliseum
With the women's game beginning at 1 p.m., against Oral Roberts (5-5) and the men's tipping off at 5 p.m., against Savannah State (3-7), today's doubleheader - the second of the season for the Wildcats - marks another basketball-filled day for Wildcat fans. The doubleheader is part of a Wildcat Weekend as fans can purchase a women's general admission ticket for $3 when showing their ticket to the men's game.
Men's Team Hopes to Continue Winning
Coming off of a close 50-47 win over Bradley where K-State had its lowest shooting performance of the year, head coach Bruce Weber said the team has been working hard to get back on track and hopes to come out strong today.
"If you want to get a winning streak, you have to win two in a row," said Weber. "So, we won one and now we have to get one (today). Nothing against Savannah, but it's about us. It's about being mentally prepared and continuing to make progress."
While the Wildcats are coming off of a win, the Savannah State Tigers enter Bramlage Coliseum today following a 70-39 loss at Miami and, currently on a two-game losing skid, will be hungry for a win.
"Savannah has had a couple decent wins, but at the same time, on the road they've had some struggles," continued Weber. "They have some quickness, though. They're just going to go. They have good quick guys who are going to penetrate, kick and make you play. We have to take care of the basketball and see if we can make some progress offensively."
For a full preview of this evening's game, please click here.
Women's Team Faces Quick Turnaround
The Wildcat women's basketball team traveled to Wichita State on Friday evening and is back in Manhattan with a quick turnaround against Oral Roberts this afternoon.
Although Kansas State suffered a narrow 51-48 defeat at the hands of the Shockers for their first loss of the season, having the opportunity to get back on the court this afternoon will provide the young team with experience of getting right back into action.
"I think it will be good for us," said Wildcat head coach Jeff Mittie. "Players want to play, and we haven't done a whole lot of that in the last couple of weeks. So I think it will be good for us."
Having the opportunity to play two games so close together helps give the Wildcats an early taste of what life will be like during conference play.
"It's kind of a glimpse of how it's going to be during the (Big 12) season," said senior forward Ashia Woods. "With really quick turnarounds and good games, we take it a game at a time, but this turnaround will be good for us."
For a complete preview of the Wildcats home game today, please click here.
Newcomers Shine at Winter Invitational
K-State Track and Field capped off a solid weekend of action with an outstanding showing at the K-State Winter Invitational in Ahearn Field House.
Competing against Oklahoma State and Nebraska-Omaha among others, the Wildcats racked up four school records, four meet records as well as saw freshman Rhizlane Siba set a new Morocco National Indoor Record in the women's high jump.
Head coach Cliff Rovelto was impressed with the Wildcats' overall performance.
"From a team perspective, overall, it was very good," Rovelto said. "I think there were some great individual performances."
To continue reading about yesterday's meet, click here.