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When: Saturday, 1:45 p.m. ET
Where to Watch: ESPN3
After suffering a four-point loss to in-state rival Kansas on Tuesday, Kansas State (15-3, 4-1) must recover quickly from the loss as they visit one of the most hostile environments in the Midwest.
Bruce Weber's Wildcats will head into Ames, Iowa to play Iowa State (13-4, 3-1) at Hilton Coliseum.
Currently, the Wildcats are the second best team in the Big 12 but that all could change in an instant if they do not win in Ames on Saturday.
Fred Hoiberg's Cyclones are one of the most underrated teams in the nation, and they could be poised for a long run in March if they keep performing well.
To start conference play, the Cyclones almost came out of Allen Fieldhouse with a victory over Kansas.
There is no doubt that the Cyclones can make it into the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament but they will need some marquee wins to escape the suspense of being on the bubble.
Right now, the Cyclones are 0-3 against ranked teams, and they will need at least one win over Kansas or Kansas State to separate themselves from Oklahoma and Baylor, who are expected to be the other two Big 12 teams to contend for an at-large berth in March.
Expect this game to be a typical Big 12 battle that will come down to the wire, while the Wildcats are the favorites going into the game, expect an upset and a possible court-storming at Hilton Coliseum when the final buzzer sounds.