In the world of big time college basketball it's what have you done for me lately. That is definitely the case for the Kansas State Wildcats.
Fresh off a double digit home court victory over the #1 Kansas Jayhawks the Wildcats will take to the court at 3 P.M. on Saturday and try to avoid a letdown against the Oklahoma Sooners. If OU comes in and stuns K-State all the goodwill and talk about being solidly in the NCAA Tournament will vanish.
The Sooners come in off a gut wrenching loss to Nebraska at home when a Cade Davis three pointer was ruled a two due to a foot being on the line in the final seconds and the Cornhuskers escaped with a 59-58 victory. The loss was the fourth straight in the conference for OU which started right after a four game win streak.
Jeff Capel only goes about seven players deep in his main rotation so it's possible that the Sooners are starting to fade down the stretch. Minus Davis all those players are either freshman or sophomores.
K-State comes in riding high after their 84-68 win against KU on Big Monday. It will be interesting to see if their heads are in this game or if they got a little too cocky.
K-State will definitely look to continue and work their offense in this game and try to draw some fouls like they did against the Jayhawks. Even with their departures this year, the Wildcats still have better depth and would gain an advantage if the benches become heavily involved.
Although the chances that Jacob Pullen will be as effective as he was against KU are slim to none look for him to continue his hot play as of late. If K-State can get strong outside shooting from Pullen along with inside contributions from Jordan Henriquez-Roberts and Curtis Kelly they should be able to win this game and get back to even in the conference.
For the Sooners to pull the upset they will need Davis to step up and hit some three pointers along with some strong mid-range shooting from Andrew Fitzgerald and Steven Pledger.
One player to keep your eye on when watching this game is freshman Cameron Clark of OU. He has had his ups and downs this year but he could be an X factor in this ballgame.