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Kansas State Vs. Texas Basketball: Longhorns Look To Take Advantage Of Wildcats Lapses In Defense

The Texas Longhorns look to get a road victory over a ranked opponent as they prepare to face the Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night.

The Texas Longhorns will continue their road trip on Wednesday as Rick Barnes bunch to Manhattan to take on a talented Kansas State team in Bramlage Coliseum. One of the big keys for the Longhorns will be to take advantage of a Kansas State defense who has been known to play inconsistently for forty minutes. If guards like J'Covan Brown and Myck Kabongo can expose the defense, and maybe the Longhorns can escape with a road victory over a ranked opponent.

Be aggressive with the ball - While Kansas State gets to the line quite often, they also frequently send their opponents there. The Longhorn guards and wings need to be aggressive with the basketball and attack the defense. The Wildcats have been uncharacteristically weak with their perimeter defense of late, so the opportunity is there. Texas finally has a good free-throw shooting team this season, so the Horns can overcome some of their offensive woes by earning their points the hard way.

The Longhorns are trying to recover from their loss to Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, and a date with the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan awaits them on Wednesday night. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. CT.

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