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K-State to play Gonzaga in CBE Classic

Kansas State learned it will first face Gonzaga in the championship round of the CBE Classic next season. The game will tip at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

The Wildcats will host two regional round games at Bramlage Coliseum before heading to Kansas City to take on the Bulldogs in the Sprint Center. Duke and Marquette will face off in the other championship-round game.

If K-State can get past the Zags, who went 27-7 last year and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, it could meet the defending national champion Blue Devils in the final.

During summer interviews, soon-to-be senior guard Jacob Pullen has said he would love to play Duke in a much-publicized, early-season game. (more…)