On paper, this game shouldn’t even be close. Kansas is the better team and everyone knows it, but guess what? That doesn’t matter in a rivalry game, especially one in which the Kansas State Wildcats get to play in front of their hostile home crowd tonight. Yes, football may be over until September, but that’s not something that a good rivalry game can’t cure for us sports fans. The #3 Kansas Jayhawks are heading to Manhattan, Kansas to take on their in-state rivals, the Kansas State Wildcats.
I don’t care that they’re coming off a loss to unranked Iowa State on Saturday, Kansas is one of the best teams in the country, and will be a favorite to cut down the nets in March. Two of their three losses have come over their last four games, but during the other two games in that stretch, they defeated two Top 10 teams in #4 Kentucky and #2 Baylor, respectively. Senior guard Frank Mason III has led the way for the Jayhawks all season by leading the team in scoring (20.4) and assists (5.2). He’s been the guy that makes this team go, and I expect him to have a big game tonight, much like he’s done all season. While tonight will definitely be a tough one for Kansas, you have to love their chances coming off a puzzling loss this past weekend. Still, they can’t look past this Wildcats team tonight.
Kansas State may have saved their season this past weekend by going on the road and upsetting #2 Baylor. The win was so significant because they were currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak, and lost five of their last seven games. Including the Baylor game, the Wildcats have a brutal three-game stretch with their matchup tonight against the Jayhawks, and then have to go on the road to take on West Virginia this weekend, but they seemed to get off to a good start with the win against Baylor. Kansas State narrowly beat Kansas earlier this year, but ultimately fell 90-88, so you’ve got to think that’s still in the back of their minds going into tonight’s game. I’d also imagine that their fans are going to be quite loud tonight as well, giving them some much-needed energy to feed off of. Do I think Kansas State is better than Kansas? No, I do not, but taking the momentum from their win against Baylor to go along with playing in front of their home crowd in a huge rivalry game, it’s tough to rule them out tonight. Guess we’ll have to see which Kansas State team shows up at 9:00 P.M. EST.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Viewing Details
Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. ET
Location: Bramlage Coliseum; Manhattan, Kansas
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
Spread: Kansas -3
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