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Texas Vs. Kansas State: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Longhorns will try to end their two-game road losing streak in Big 12 play in a game that could have implications come March.

After a tough 84-73 loss at No. 9 Missouri on Saturday, the schedule gets no easier for a young Texas Longhorns team, who must travel to Manhattan to play Kansas State on Wednesday.

The Wildcats dropped out of the national rankings after losing on the road to Oklahoma over the weekend, but Fred Bramlage Coliseum is still one of the toughest places to play in the Big 12, as Frank Martin's squad has already beaten Missouri at home this season.

More: Burnt Orange Nation recaps the week in UT basketball.

With the departure of Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly, Kansas State has a much more balanced scoring attack this year, with three players -- Rodney MacGruder, Will Spradling and Jamar Samuels -- all averaging between 11 and 15 points a game.

The 6'7 Samuels and 7'0 Jordan Henriquez are one of the bigger front-courts in the Big 12, which should present a challenge for an undersized Texas front-line.

The Longhorns got 46 points and 12 assists from their back-court of J'Covan Brown and Myck Kabongo against the Tigers, and they'll need a similar effort to defeat the Wildcats on the road.

The 8:00 PM game will be nationally televised on ESPN2.

For the latest news and analysis on Texas basketball, head over to Burnt Orange Nation while Bring On The Cats has all the pre-game angles from Manhattan covered.

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