Six overall games in the Big 12 this evening, four of which should be automatic wins while two represent more of a challenge. Tonight will be a good barometer for both Oklahoma State & Kansas State fans on how good their teams might actually be this season as they take on name opponents. All games times listed below are in central time.
Wagner @ (24) Texas A&M (7 P.M.) - Game shouldn't be a contest but will be interesting to see how A&M responds after playing an OT game. Wouldn't be surprised to see a somewhat sluggish start.
Sacramento State @ Oklahoma (7 P.M.) - The Hornets of Sac. State come in at 3-7 and are ranked as the 308th overall squad in points scored per game. If OU finds a way to lose this one at home then their season is really going to be awful.
Chicago State @ Iowa State (7 P.M.) - The Cougars of Chicago State enter with a 3-10 record and six times this year their opponents have scored 94 or more points in a game. Fred Hoiberg should gain another victory and get a chance to work on whatever flaws he wants to address in this one.
Grambling State @ Nebraska (7 P.M.) - Another cupcake for the Big 12 to feast on tonight. Grambling State ranks 315th overall in points scored a game averaging only 60.7 a game. Chalk this one up as a win for the Cornhuskers.
Stanford @ Oklahoma State (8 P.M. ESPNU) - While on paper this would appear to be a strong test for the Cowboys with a Pac-10 school coming to visit that may not necessarily be true. Stanford is coming off a thrashing on the road against Butler where they trailed by 19 at the half and never got any closer in the 2nd half. For Stanford the player to watch is Jeremy Green, he is averaging 16.4 points a game. Chances are Oklahoma State and the crowd inside Gallagher-Iba turn this one into a double digit victory for the Cowboys and gain the Big 12 another notch over the Pac-10.
Kansas State vs UNLV (8 P.M. ESPN2) - Full preview being posted later.