The live NCAA conference tournament schedule has the Big 12 Tournament 2013 finals ready to be played on Saturday night, giving way to a champion as March Madness arrives. It will be Kansas State vs. Kansas live streaming and televised for the prize, just a day before Selection Sunday shows them their destiny in the Big Dance.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report on March 16, the two teams are currently tied at the top of the Big 12 standings, but will settle their differences on Saturday night. Kansas has owned the matchup this past season, winning one game 59-55, and then another with an 83 to 62 rout. K-State will look for revenge and to prevent the Jayhawks from winning a tenth Big 12 conference championship.
Wildcats' player Angel Rodriguez said of the potential win for his team tonight:
"It would mean a lot. Whatever happened in the regular season, people can say whatever they want. They never want to give us credit, but we won a championship. KU should have taken care of business."
Kansas is currently ranked #7 in the nation with K-State ranked #11. They've got identical 14-4 records in the conference, although the Wildcats have suffered one more overall loss giving them a 27-6 record. Freshman Ben McLemore is the stud for the Jayhawks and looks to be a top NBA draft pick this June as he carries his team's scoring load with 16.7 points a game. For the Wildcats it's Rodney McGruder with 15.6 points a game. The team is 11th in the nation in assists with 16.3 a game, making for a nice overall distribution amongst players. However, the Jayhawks ran in the top 25 overall in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and field goal percentage (.48%).
With Selection Sunday coming up tomorrow, Joe Lunardi has the Bracketology projections showing Kansas as a #2 seed in the South region, while Kansas State is a #4 seed in the Midwest. As of this report, neither team is on the bubble, or in danger of not making the NCAA Tournament, but this game could provide a thrilling showdown between in-state rivals.
Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m. EST with the Kansas State vs. Kansas live stream on WatchESPN/ESPN3, and the televised coverage on ESPN. Roanoke viewers can watch on Cox Cable channel 25, or DISH Network channel 140.