From OMAVS.com – The Omaha men’s basketball team (3-2, 0-0 Summit League) hits the road again this week, visiting Kansas State on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., and the game will be televised live by FOX Sports Kansas City with Ben Boyle on play-by-play and Stan Weber on color commentary. It will also be carried live on 1620 The Zone with Gary Sharp calling the action, and fans can stream the audio on their smartphones by downloading NRG Media’s app “1620 The Zone.” Links to live stats, audio and video will be available on OMavs.com.
Watch the Game
For fans who wish to watch the game on TV, it will be available on FOX Sports Midwest on Cox channels 47 or 1047, DirecTV channel 671-5, Dish channels 450 or 412-38 and AT&T U-verse channels 750 or 1750. FOX Sports Midwest Plus in Mid-Missouri and Indiana will also carry the broadcast.
Scouting the Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State enters the week with a record of 3-3 (0-0 Big 12) after two losses at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The Wildcats opened the tournament with a 72-68 loss to Arizona on Nov. 25, then fell 70-47 to Pittsburgh on Nov. 26. Against the Panthers, Thomas Gipson led the way with 13 points and six rebounds, and Justin Edwards pulled down another six boards.
K-State is led by third-year head coach Bruce Weber, who has a record of 50-24 in Manhattan and a career mark of 363-179 over 17 years.
Tuesday marks the first meeting all-time between Kansas State and Omaha.
Omaha World-Herald's Tom Shatel on the Mavericks
"Is there a team in our area more fun to watch than UNO men’s hoops? The Movin’ Mavs are a threat to win any game on their schedule, including tonight’s tilt at Kansas State. You can be sure UNO has K-State coach Bruce Weber’s attention, especially after beating Marquette and Nevada and going up 23-7 at Nebraska. The kid from Central looks ready for lift off. Freshman Tre’Shawn Thurman went for a season-high 18 points with three rebounds, five blocks and an assist against Nevada."