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WSU basketball announces two-year series with Kansas State

Washington State senior guard Ike Iroegbu says the Cougars have to have contributions from everyone to be successful this season. (Associated Press / Associated Press)
Washington State senior guard Ike Iroegbu says the Cougars have to have contributions from everyone to be successful this season. (Associated Press / Associated Press)

Washington State and Kansas State will play a home-and-home series beginning next year.

The Wildcats will host the first game, to be played on Dec. 10, 2016 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. KSU will then make a return trip, playing the Cougars at the Spokane Arena in Spokane on Dec. 20, 2017.

“We’re excited about the two-year series with Kansas State because it gives us a great opportunity to play a well-coached, high-caliber team early in the season,” WSU coach ErnieKent said in a press release. “Coming off the Paradise Jam in late November and playing K-State at Kansas City in December will be a great test and will help us see where we’re at as we prepare for Pac-12 play.”

ESPN.com's John Gasaway projects KSU to finish in the bottom half of the Big 12 next season. The Wildcats struggled to take care of the ball last season, and were not a good 3-point shooting team (30.4 percent).

KSU holds a 4-2 edge all-time against the Cougars, who have faced a Big 12 opponent in each of the last nine seasons. WSU has played in the Sprint Center before, falling to Kansas and Texas A&M during the 2012 College Basketball Experience Classic.

While the full nonconference schedule has yet to be announced, we do know that the Cougars will play in the Paradise Jam, taking on Creighton in the first round on Friday, Nov. 18.




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