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.
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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