K-State to Appear on Big Monday

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will host Texas for the second time in three years on ESPN’s Big Monday on Jan. 18, 2010, as the Big 12 office announced a portion of its league schedule on Thursday.


It will mark the Wildcats’ 11th appearance on Big Monday dating back to the 1992 season and the first since the Longhorns posted a 74-65 win at Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 25, 2008.  The series with Texas is one of the most contested in the Big 12 with K-State holding a 10-8 edge all-time.  The last six meetings have been decided by less than four points, including a pair of overtime games.


Last season, the squads split their two meetings with K-State knocking off then No. 11 Texas, 85-81, in overtime at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Jan. 31 before the Longhorns took a 61-58 decision in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on March 12.  The win ended Texas’ 19-game homecourt winning streak and 14-game streak in Big 12 play.  It was also the highest ranked team toppled on the road since the Wildcats upset No. 1 Kansas, 68-64, on Jan. 17, 1994.  Senior Denis Clemente tied Michael Beasley's Big 12 single-game record with 44 points against the Longhorns. 


The complete Big 12 portion of Kansas State’s schedule will be released at a later date.


Season tickets for Kansas State’s entire 17-game home schedule are currently on sale.  There are a variety of season ticket options as well as payment plans.  The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.k-statesports.com.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221.CATS.


2010 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule on ESPN’s Big Monday


Jan. 11--Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 8 p.m.

Jan. 18--Texas at Kansas State, 8 p.m.

Jan. 25--Missouri at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Feb. 1--Texas at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m.

Feb. 8--Kansas at Texas, 8 p.m.

Feb. 15--Kansas at Texas A&M, 8 p.m.

Feb. 22--Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Mar. 1--Oklahoma at Texas, 8 p.m.