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K-State hoops schedule includes game at Sprint Center

Kansas State will return to Kansas City to face Southern Mississippi, the Wildcats announced Wednesday with the released of their men's basketball schedule.

The game at Sprint Center will be on Dec. 11.

The game won't be part of the Wildcats' season ticket package. Most tickets will be $25. K-State students can get tickets for $10.

The Wildcats played Florida A&M last year at Sprint Center before 17,699.

K-State will play 19 home games, and the season begins with a Nov. 9 exhibition game against Washburn.

Highlighting the non-conference portion of the slate is a tournament in Las Vegas, where the Wildcats will meet Kentucky on Nov. 28 and then play Iowa or West Virginia the next day.

Kansas State's home game with Kansas on Feb. 14 will be televised by ABC and four other conference games will be televised on one of the ESPN stations.

Game times and television appearances for all games will be set at a later date.

For ticket information, call 800-221-CATS or go online to www.k-statesports.com.

The Kansas State basketball schedule for 2008-2009:

Date Opponent Time TV (where known)

Nov. 9 Washburn (Exh.) TBANov. 14 Florida A&M TBANov. 16 SE Missouri St. TBANov. 19 Emporia State TBANov. 22 at Cleveland State 7:10 p.m.Nov. 25 Oakland TBANov. 28 Kentucky (L. Vegas) 11 p.m. ESPNUNov. 29 Iowa or WVa. 6:30/9:30 p.m. ESPN2Dec. 7 at Oregon TBADec. 11 Southern Miss (KC) TBADec. 14 Gardner-Webb TBADec. 20 Centenary TBADec. 30 Wagner TBAJan. 3 Idaho State TBAJan. 5 Chicago State TBAJan. 10 Oklahoma 12:30 p.m. Big 12 networkJan. 13 at Kansas 7 p.m. Big 12Jan. 17 at Nebraska 5 p.m. Big 12Jan. 21 Baylor 8 p.m. ESPN2Jan. 24 at Colorado 5 p.m. Big 12Jan. 28 Missouri TBAJan. 31 at Texas 3 p.m. Big 12Feb. 3 Iowa State TBAFeb. 7 at Texas A&M 3 p.m. Big 12Feb. 11 Texas Tech 8 p.m. ESPNUFeb. 14 Kansas 2:30 p.m. ABCFeb. 17 N.C. Central TBAFeb. 21 at Iowa State TBAFeb. 25 at Missouri 8 p.m. ESPNUFeb. 28 Nebraska 7 p.m. Big 12Mar. 3 at Oklahoma State 6:30 p.m. ESPN2Mar. 7 Colorado 12:30 p.m. Big 12Mar. 11-14 Big Tournament at Oklahoma City

Blair Kerkhoff bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

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