Jun 02, 2021 7:10 PM

K-State to Host Marquette in BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle

Posted Jun 02, 2021 7:10 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State will host Marquette on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Bramlage Coliseum as part of the third year of the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle, the two conferences announced on Tuesday (June 2).

It will mark the third time in the last four seasons that the two programs have met in the regular season, including the second time in the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle, as the Golden Eagles swept a home-and-home series in 2018-19 and 2019-20, including a 73-65 victory at Bramlage Coliseum in their latest meeting on December 7, 2019.

“The Marquette game will be another quality addition to our schedule and a great home game for us,” said head coach Bruce Weber. “Obviously, we are very familiar with them since we played twice in the last 3 seasons, and we know they are building another strong team under coach (Shaka) Smart.”

The 10 matchups were jointly determined by the two conferences and will be played on various campuses starting on Wednesday, December 1 running through Saturday, December 18. Since K-State is the home team, the game will be broadcast on one of ESPN’s platforms. Specific television information and game time will be released later.

BIG EAST / Big 12 Challenge

December 1 – Texas Tech at Providence

December 2 – Kansas at St. John’s

December 4 – Iowa State at Creighton

December 5 – Xavier at Oklahoma State

December 7 – Butler at Oklahoma

December 8 – Marquette at K-State

December 8 – Connecticut at West Virginia

December 9 – Texas at Seton Hall

December 12 – Villanova at Baylor

December 18 – TCU at Georgetown