K-State Concludes Homestand vs. 21/19 Baylor Wednesday


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 10, 7:20 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

21/19
BAYLOR
BEARS
17-6 (6-4 Big 12)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
14-9 (3-7 Big 12)

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TELEVISION
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Adam Amin (play-by-play)
Miles Simon (analyst)
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RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
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COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 389-202/18th season
At K-State: 76-47/4th season
vs. Baylor: 3-4

Baylor: Scott Drew (Butler ’93)
Overall: 265-177/14th season
At Baylor: 245-166/13th season
vs. Kansas State: 8-10

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (14-9, 3-7 Big 12)
G: #1 Carlbe Ervin II (2.9 ppg., 1.7 rpg.)
G: #5 Barry Brown (8.7 ppg., 2.7 rpg.)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (12.8 ppg., 4.7 rpg.)
F: #4 D.J. Johnson (7.5 ppg., 4.8 rpg.)
F: #41 Stephen Hurt (7.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg.)

21/19 Baylor (17-6, 6-4 Big 12)
G: #11 Lester Medford (9.0 ppg., 2.3 rpg.)
G: #24 Ishmail Wainright (5.3 ppg., 3.9 rpg.)
G: #25 Al Freeman (11.5 ppg., 3.3 rpg.)
F: #21 Taurean Prince (14.9 ppg., 6.0 rpg.)
F: #2 Rico Gathers (12.7 ppg., 10.3 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 17-16 (series began in 1948)
In Big 12 era: Baylor leads 14-13 (6-6 on the road)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 10-6 (last meeting - 1/17/2015)  
Current Streak: Baylor, 2
Last Meeting: Baylor, 79-72 [2OTs], in Waco, Texas, on 1/20/2016
Weber vs. Baylor: 3-4 (2-1 at home)
Weber vs. Drew: 3-4 (2-1 at home)

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (14-9, 3-7 Big 12) wrap up a 2-game homestand on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats host No. 21/19 Baylor (17-6, 6-4 Big 12) at 7:15 p.m. CT on ESPNews at Bramlage Coliseum.
The schools will meet for the 34th time with K-State holding a narrow 17-16 edge in the all-time series. The Wildcats are 10-6 vs. the Bears at home with the teams splitting the last 6 meetings at Bramlage Coliseum.
Baylor won the first meeting, 79-72, in double-overtime at home on Jan. 20, as the Bears forced the Wildcats into 22 turnovers, resulting in 26 points. They will look to sweep series for 1st time since 2014.
K-State, which boasts the 7th-best strength of schedule in the country according to ESPN, will play its 10th Top 25 opponent, including its 3rd in a row to start February. All 9 of the Wildcats’ losses have come to teams that are currently ranked in the AP Top 25, including 7 to those in Top 15. All 9 losses have come to teams with a combined record of 138-32 (.812).
The Wildcats earned their first Top 25 win of the season in a big way on Saturday, knocking off top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69. It marked the 5th win over a No. 1 team in school history, including the 4th at home dating back to 1990. The team has now won 3 straight at Bramlage Coliseum vs. No. 1, including Texas, 71-62, in Jan. 18, 2010 and Kansas, 84-68, in 2011. 
K-State is 11-2 at Bramlage Coliseum (12-2 at home overall) with its only losses coming to No. 19/17 West Virginia and No. 17/18 Iowa State. Overall, the team is 33-51 (.386) against ranked teams in the arena’s history with 30 coming vs. ranked Big 12 foes and an 18-11 mark since 2008.
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 Wesley Iwundu paced 4 players in double figures with 22 points on 7-of-11 field goals, which was his 3rd 20-point game of the season and the 1st in Big 12 play. Freshman Dean Wade had a season-tying 17 points en route to earning Phillips 66 Newcomer of the Week for the 2nd time.
K-State has 6 players with at least 8 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 11 Big 12 games) with a combined 29 double-figure scoring games. They have also paced the team in rebounding and assists 8 times each.