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K-State announces 2007-08 men's basketball schedule

Kansas State’s men’s basketball team will appear on national television a school record 12 times, the university announced Wednesday upon release of the 2007-08 schedule.

The Wildcats, who feature Bill Walker and incoming true freshman Michael Beasley, open the regular season Nov. 9 at home against Sacramento State. Their Big 12 Conference opener is Jan. 12 at Oklahoma.

Of the national TV games, five will be on ESPN. They are Dec. 4 against Notre Dame in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City; Jan. 19 at home against Texas A&M; Feb. 9 at home against Oklahoma State; Feb. 25 at home against Texas; and March 1 at Kansas.

K-State will be home to the Jayhawks on Jan. 30. The Wildcats have not defeated KU at home since 1983.Other key games include the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla., a guaranteed three-game event that opens Nov. 22 with a game against George Mason. K-State also plays at home Nov. 29 against Oregon and Dec. 9 against California, and will play Dec. 31 against Xavier in Cincinnati.

The game Dec. 17 against Florida A&M will be held either at the Sprint Center in Kansas City or at Bramlage Coliseum. A deal to play at the Sprint Center has not yet been finalized.

2007-08 Kansas State Men's Basketball Schedule

Date -- Opponent -- Time -- TV

Nov. 3 FORT HAYS STATE (Exh.) TBA

Nov. 9 SACRAMENTO STATE TBA

Nov. 11 PITTSBURG STATE TBA

Nov. 17 WESTERN ILLINOIS TBA

OLD SPICE CLASSIC (Orlando, Fla.)#

Nov. 22 vs. George Mason# 8 p.m. ESPN2

Nov. 23 vs. UCF/Villanova# 4/6:30 p.m. ESPN2/U

Nov. 25 vs. TBA# TBA TBA

BIG 12 / PAC-10 HARDWOOD SERIES

Nov. 29 OREGON 8 p.m. ESPN2

JIMMY V CLASSIC (New York City, N.Y.)

Dec. 4 vs. Notre Dame@ 6 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 9 CALIFORNIA 1 p.m.

Dec. 17 vs. Florida A&M% TBA

Dec. 22 WINSTON-SALEM STATE TBA

Dec. 29 WAGNER TBA

Dec. 31 vs. Xavier (Ohio)! 6 p.m. ESPNU

Jan. 7 SAVANNAH STATE TBA

Jan. 12 at Oklahoma 5 p.m. ESPN+

Jan. 19 TEXAS A&M 3 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 23 at Colorado 8 p.m. ESPNU

Jan. 26 IOWA STATE TBA

Jan. 30 KANSAS 7 p.m. ESPN+

Feb. 2 at Missouri 12:30 p.m. ESPN+

Feb. 6 NEBRASKA TBA

Feb. 9 OKLAHOMA STATE 5 p.m. ESPN

Feb. 13 at Texas Tech 8 p.m. ESPN2

Feb. 16 MISSOURI 5 p.m. ESPN+

Feb. 20 at Nebraska 8 p.m. ESPN2

Feb. 23 at Baylor 7 p.m.

Feb. 25 TEXAS 8 p.m. ESPN

March 1 at Kansas 8 p.m. ESPN

March 4 COLORADO 7 p.m. ESPN+

March 8 at Iowa State 3 p.m. ESPN+

March 13-16 Big 12 Championship, Sprint Center, Kansas City

#Games to be played at the Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

@Game to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City

%Game to be played in Manhattan or Kansas City

!Game to be played at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati

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