By: Jenn Bates
KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports
7:06 PM EST, February 22, 2013
With just 5 games remaining on their Big 12 schedule the Kansas State Wildcats have just one thing on their minds: win out.
If they are able to do that the 'Cats have a chance to be outright or co-big 12 champions.
But controlling your own destiny is a lot easier than it sounds with what Kansas State has remaining in front of them. This Saturday the 'Cats will travel to Austin to take on Texas. The Wildcats easily handled the Longhorns inside Bramlage, 83-57, but that was without Myck Kabongo in the 'Horns lineup.
Kabongo has played three games since his suspension was lifted and he's scored in double-digits in all three matchups. The Longhorns won two of those games and lost the other which was to Kansas inside Allen Fieldhouse.
The Wildcats got a season-high 17 points from Thomas Gipson the first time they faced the Longhorns and a career-best 12 points from Omari Lawrence. Overall the Wildcats' bench put up 45 points in the big win in Austin.
Kansas State has been dominant at Bramlage Coliseum this season losing just 1 game so far. That game was to Kansas. The 'Cats have also won 6 of their last 7 games.
Saturday's game tips off a 7 pm in Austin and will air on the Longhorn Network. That's channel 272 on Cox Cable. AT&T U-Verse carries the Longhorn Network on channel 609 and 1609 (HD).