Wildcats v. Georgia to air on ESPNU

(Courtesy of K-Statesports.com)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s men’s basketball game with Georgia on New Year’s Eve at Bramlage Coliseum will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU at 3 p.m. CT, it was announced on Tuesday.

The meeting will be the first between the schools since the 1987 NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah and the first game in a home-and-home series, which will conclude on Dec. 22, 2015 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia.

The Wildcats will play at least 22 games on the ESPN family of networks, including eight on ESPNU.

The 2014 contest will serve as a homecoming for sixth-year Georgia head coach Mark Fox, who is a native of Garden City, Kansas, and a former assistant coach at K-State from 1994-2000. During his six-year stint on the coaching staff of head coach Tom Asbury, Fox helped the Wildcats post an 85-88 overall record with three postseason appearances, including a trip to the 1996 NCAA Tournament.

Fox’s wife, Cindy, also spent time in the K-State Athletics Department, serving five years as Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Senior Woman Administrator.