(WICHITA, Kan.) — If there’s an easy touch in the Big 12 it has to be Texas Tech playing on the road. The Red Raiders have lost ten straight and are pretty bad in head coach Billy Gillespie’s first year. None of which should be too comforting forK-State as they host the Raiders tonight. Frank Martin knows that his club isn’t good enough to let up against anyone, in fact—gaining consistency is job one for the Top Cat.
The Cat’s have won five of the last six meetings between the two, including a 22-point blowout in Lubbock two weeks ago. The Wildcats are coming off a nice win over Texas A&M where Will Spradling broke out of a nine game slump. The Sophomore had been shooting just over 24 percent through nine conference games, before erupting for a career high 19 points against the Aggies. On the other hand, Rodney McGruder, the club’s leading scorer, was help under double digits for the first time in 12 games. Kansas State continues to turn the ball over too much, 15.8 times in conference play which translates to over 18 points a game against them. Martin has tightened up his defense allowing not even 59 points over the last five conference games, as opposed to 73 pts./gm through the first five.