How to watch
- Oklahoma leads the all-time series over Kansas State 32-44
- Kansas State is 11-24 playing at Oklahoma
- The Wildcats and Sooners are tied 5-5 in the last 10 matchups
- Kansas State has lost its last three games in Norman
Kansas State matched their highest-ever ranking in program history this week coming in at No. 2 in the AP Top 25 rankings. The Wildcats also sit atop the Big 12 standings with a 9-0 conference record and are looking for their 15th straight win tonight in their game against Oklahoma.
Since Kansas State lost Ayoka Lee over a week ago due to an ankle injury, Serena Sundell has stepped up big-time for the Wildcats. Sundell has led the Wildcats in points and assists averaging 15 points and six assists per game in the last three games since Lee went out. Sundell and Gabby Gregory have been the leaders for this team without Lee on the court and are the ones to watch in tonight's tough matchup against Oklahoma.
For Oklahoma, the girl the Wildcats need to keep an eye on is Skylar Vann. Vann is averaging 15.2 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game. She is the leading scorer for the Sooners and will be the biggest threat to Kansas State's elite defense.
Coming into the game, Oklahoma has the fourth-best offense in the conference while Kansas State still has the most commanding defense in the Big 12. What is interesting and might be the best thing for the Wildcats is that Oklahoma has the worst defense in the conference and while K-State has found ways to win without Lee, they have been very close games, so going up a lesser defense might be just what this K-State offense needs.
I think this will be a tough road test for the Wildcats, especially without their leading scorer, but if they could do it on the road against Baylor, I think they can do it on the road against Oklahoma. I am going with Kansas State in this one to keep their perfect conference record and take more of a commanding lead int he Big 12 standings.
It might be another close one, but I think Kansas State will pull away with just a few minutes left in the game. I am going to call a clutch Sundell three to force the Sooners to start fouling and the Wildcats will ice this game from the foul line.