Bruce Weber's bunch is currently tied for first in the Big 12 alongside rival Kansas, making this a very important game for the Wildcats. For Texas, it's just Myck Kabongo's second home game since returning from suspension, so hopefully there will be a modicum of a home crowd to cheer him on.
Kansas St. flat out destroyed Texas in the first round, racing to a 19 point first half lead before settling for an 83-57 victory. Point guard Angel Rodriguez, who had 11 points and 8 assists, may find it to be slightly tougher sledding now that Kabongo is back.
Forward Jonathan Holmes also returns for Texas; he missed the first game with a hand injury. Of the five starters Texas originally ran out against the Wildcats, just one--Ioannis Papapetrou--will start this game. The Longhorns are likely to lose anyway.
Kansas St.: G - Martavious Irving #3 - Sr.) | G - Omari Lawrence (#12 - Jr.) | F - Thomas Gipson (#42 - So.) | F - Nino Williams (#11 - So.) | F - D.J. Johnson (#50 - Fr.) | C - Adrian Diaz (#20 - So.)
Texas: C - Cameron Ridley (#55 - Fr. - Out - Eye Infection)
Kansas St.: N/A
TEXAS (12-14, 4-9)
vs. No. 13/13 K-State (21-5, 10-3)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 • 7 p.m. CT
Austin, Texas • Erwin Center (16,540)
TV: Longhorn Network
Paul Sunderland (play-by-play), Bruce Bowen (analyst), Kaylee Hartung (reporter)
National Radio: ESPN Radio
Marc Kestecher (play-by-play), Will Perdue (analyst)
Radio: Longhorn IMG Radio Network
Craig Way (play-by-play), Eddie Oran (analyst)
Satellite Radio: XM 202 / Sirius 216
Streaming Audio: TexasSports.com
Live Stats: GameTracker