K-State Begins Road Trip at Oklahoma State Saturday


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 13, 12:00 PM

Gallagher-Iba Arena
Stillwater, OK

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
14-10 (3-8 Big 12)

NR/NR
OKLAHOMA STATE
COWBOYS
11-13 (2-9 Big 12)

ESPNews
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Sirius 119/XM 200

TELEVISION
ESPNews
Mark Neely (play-by-play)
Dino Gaudio (analyst)
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RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 119/XM 200 

LIVE STATS/AUDIO
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TICKETS
okstate.com
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$15 (general admission)

COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 389-203/18th season
At K-State: 76-48/4th season
vs. Oklahoma State: 6-3

Oklahoma State: Travis Ford (Kentucky ’94)
Overall: 344-250/19th season
At Oklahoma State: 154-104/8th season
vs. Kansas State: 6-8

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (14-10, 3-8 Big 12)
G: #1 Carlbe Ervin II (3.0 ppg., 1.9 rpg.)
G: #5 Barry Brown (8.7 ppg., 2.7 rpg.)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (12.7 ppg., 4.7 rpg.)
F: #4 D.J. Johnson (8.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg.)
F: #41 Stephen Hurt (6.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg.)

Oklahoma State (11-13, 2-9 Big 12)
G: #2 Tyree Griffin (5.0 ppg., 2.7 rpg.)
G: #22 Jeff Newberry (10.7 ppg., 4.5 rpg.)
G: #30 Jeffrey Carroll (8.6 ppg., 4.3 rpg.)
F: #23 Leyton Hammonds (10.5 ppg., 5.2 rpg.)
C: #41 Mitchell Soloman (3.6 ppg., 4.0 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 77-51 (series began in 1922)
In Big 12 era: OSU leads 16-10 (11-1 at home)
In Stillwater: OSU leads 32-24 (last meeting - 1/3/2015)  
Current Streak: K-State, 2
Last Meeting: K-State, 89-73, in Manhattan, on 1/26/2016
Weber vs. Oklahoma State: Weber leads 6-3 (0-3 on the road)
Weber vs. Ford: Weber leads 5-3 (0-3 on the road)

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (14-10, 3-8 Big 12) begins a 2-game road trip Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face Oklahoma State (11-13, 2-9 Big 12) at Gallagher-Iba Arena at noon CT on ESPNews.
K-State plays TCU (11-13, 2-9 Big 12) for the first time on Tuesday in the renovated Schollmaier Arena before hosting consecutive games with Top 25 foes Kansas (20-4, 8-3 Big 12) and Texas (16-8, 7-4 Big 12).
K-State will play back-to-back non-ranked opponents for the first time since playing North Dakota and Saint Louis, Dec. 22 and 29, 2015.
The Wildcats won the first meeting with the Cowboys, 89-73, at home on Jan. 23 behind season-highs for both field goal percentage (57.7) and 3-point field goal percentage (52.9). All 5 starters scored in double figures led by 13 points from Justin Edwards and Kamau Stokes.
The 89 points are the most given up by a stingy Oklahoma State team this season, which ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in scoring defense (66.3 ppg.). The shooting percentages also mark a season-high for an OSU opponent. 
The schools will meet for the 129th time with K-State holding a 77-51 advantage in the series. Oklahoma State leads 32-24 at home, including wins in 14 of the last 15 meetings at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The last Wildcat win in Stillwater came by a score of 66-58 on Jan. 21, 2012.
K-State boasts the 9th-best strength of schedule and has played 10 Top 25 opponents, including 8 in Big 12 play. All 10 losses have come to teams that are currently ranked in the AP Top 25, including 7 to those in Top 15. All 10 losses have come to teams with a combined record of 148-43 (.775).
K-State is 2-7 away from home this season, including 1-6 in true road games. The Wildcats have lost 6 straight on the road since opening the season with a last-second 68-66 win at Georgia on Dec. 4, 2015.
K-State posted its 8th 80-point game of the season in the win over No. 1 Oklahoma, which is the most since the Wildcats had 11 such games in 2010-11 and equal to the total of the past 2 seasons. The team also shot 50 percent or better vs. the Sooners, moving to 5-0 in such games this year.
Junior D.J. Johnson continued his impressive play vs. No. 21/19 Baylor, scoring a career-high 19 points to go with a game-high 8 rebounds. He has now scored in double figures in 3 of the last 4 games (13.5 ppg.), while he has led the team in rebounding 4 times in the last 6 games 
K-State has 7 players with at least 6 double-digit scoring games, as the team is 9-2 this season when 4 or more players register double figures.
Freshmen have led the Wildcats in scoring 12 times (including 6 of 12 Big 12 games) with a combined 29 double-figure scoring games. They have also paced the team in rebounding and assists 8 times each.