Seventh-ranked Kansas (15-2) and Kansas State (10-7) will meet in the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday.
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The game (4 p.m. ET start time) isn’t on regular TV anywhere, but anyone in the US can watch Kansas vs Kansas State live on ESPN+:
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KU vs K-State Basketball 2022 Preview
Kansas looks to keep its three-game winning streak going and its winning streak against K-State going on Saturday.
The Jayhawks haven’t lost to the Wildcats since 2019. K-State also hasn’t won against a ranked team since 2019. This year’s K-State squad recently ended its misfortunes against ranked teams in the past week.
It started with a 62-51 win over No. 19 Texas Tech on Jan. 15 followed by a comeback win over No. 23 Texas 66-65 on Tuesday, January 18.
K-State’s Markquis Nowell fed the ball to Nirjei Pack for the game-winning basket against the Longhorns. The Wildcats then held the 1-point lead for the last 1:12, which included a big defensive stop by Pack on the final possession.
Those wins snapped a four-game losing streak for the Wildcats. K-State head coach Bruce Weber said he was “thrilled” for his team but wanted his squad to quickly turn its attention to Kansas according to the Associated Press.
“We can’t get emotionally drunk because Kansas is coming in,” Weber told the media via the Associated Press. “We gotta have the same self-discipline and play the right way if we are gonna have a chance to beat another great team.”
Kansas notably lost to Texas Tech on Jan. 8 in a 75-67 defeat on the road. No. 15 Iowa State gave Kansas all it could handle in before falling 62-61 on Jan. 11. Likewise, unranked Oklahoma (12-6) challenged the Jayhawks before losing 67-64 on Tuesday.
Christian Braun buried the game-sealing three-pointer to give the Jayhawks a 65-62 lead with 10.9 seconds left. Braun shoots .351 from three-point range, but he only averages 3.4 shots from three-point land per contest.
“It’s good to see C.B. shoot the ball well and make a couple threes. He hadn’t shot very many,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said per Gary Bedore of the Kansas City Star.
Kansas has a dangerous three-point shooter in Ochai Agbaji, who shoots .473 from that range. The Jayhawks have three players shoot .385 or better beyond the arc with 15 or more threes this season — Remy Martin and Jalen Coleman-Lands being the other two.
K-State comes in ranked fifth in the nation at defending the perimeter. The Wildcats allow .264 shoot from three-point land.
Overall, the Wildcats hold teams to 61.3 points per game — 26th in the country. Kansas, meanwhile, has one of the highest-scoring teams in the country, 17th overall, with 81 points per game.
Something will have to give on Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas, between the in-state rivals.