Jacob Pullen vs. Kim English should thrill

Updated: November 8, 2010, 4:22 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla

A new season is upon us. Here are some matchups I'm most excited to see as I travel the country calling games for our family of networks.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers
Monday, Jan. 17 (ESPN) and Saturday, Feb. 26 (TBD)
Although the Kansas Jayhawks have been the Big 12's top dog since the inception of the conference in 1996, its two historic rivals in the North Division have had only marginal success until recently. The hiring of two dynamic and intense coaches, Missouri's Mike Anderson and Kansas State's Frank Martin, have given both programs a great shot of energy. Both have gotten their teams to an Elite Eight in the past two years and each has his team ranked highly in preseason polls.