Kansas State @ Nebraska
Current Records: Kansas State 6-3; Nebraska 5-6
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Kansas State Wildcats will be on the road. They will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 6 p.m. ET Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Wildcats should still be riding high after a win, while Nebraska will be looking to regain their footing.
K-State had enough points to win and then some against the Green Bay Phoenix last week, taking their matchup 82-64. K-State’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Markquis Nowell, who had 22 points and eight assists, and forward Ismael Massoud, who had 17 points.
Meanwhile, it’s never fun to lose, and it’s even less fun to lose 99-68, which was the final score in Nebraska’s tilt against the Auburn Tigers two weeks ago. One thing holding Nebraska back was the mediocre play of guard Alonzo Verge Jr., who did not have his best game: he played for 27 minutes with 4-for-11 shooting and seven turnovers.
Barring any buzzer beaters, K-State is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.
The Wildcats are now 6-3 while the Cornhuskers sit at 5-6. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: K-State have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 38.40%, which places them 28th in college basketball. Less enviably, Nebraska is 19th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 77.5 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena — Lincoln, Nebraska
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $10.00
The Wildcats are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Cornhuskers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 1-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.