Who's Playing

UMKC @ Kansas State

Current Records: UMKC 1-3; Kansas State 2-0

What to Know

The Kansas State Wildcats will take on the UMKC Kangaroos at 6:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

K-State beat the California Golden Bears 63-54 last week. Forward Keyontae Johnson and guard Markquis Nowell were among the main playmakers for the Wildcats as the former had 16 points in addition to nine rebounds and the latter had 13 points and seven assists.

Meanwhile, UMKC was fully in charge on Monday, breezing past the Calvary Warriors 113-54 at home.

K-State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 19-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The wins brought K-State up to 2-0 and UMKC to 1-3. A pair of last-season stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Wildcats enter the matchup with 13.5 takeaways on average, good for third best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Kangaroos are stumbling into the contest with the 354th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 10.5 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against UMKC.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fred Bramlage Coliseum -- Manhattan, Kansas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $3.00


The Wildcats are a big 19-point favorite against the Kangaroos, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as an 18-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Kansas State have won both of the games they've played against UMKC in the last eight years.

  • Nov 30, 2020 - Kansas State 62 vs. UMKC 58
  • Nov 14, 2017 - Kansas State 72 vs. UMKC 51