K-State Concludes Homestand vs. South Dakota Friday


GAME PREVIEW
NOV 20, 7:10 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
SOUTH DAKOTA
COYOTES
1-2 (0-0 Summit)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
2-0 (0-0 Big 12)

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COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 377-193/18th season
At K-State: 64-38/4th season
vs. South Dakota: 2-0

South Dakota: Craig Smith (North Dakota '96)
Overall: 90-46/5th season
At South Dakota: 18-18/2nd season
vs. Kansas State: 0-0

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (2-0)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes (6-0, 170, Fr.-HS)
G: #14 Justin Edwards (6-4, 200, Sr.-1L)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (6-7, 210, Jr.-2L)
F: #32 Dean Wade (6-10, 225, Fr.-HS)
F: #41 Stephen Hurt (6-11, 265, Sr.-1L)

South Dakota (1-2)
G: #2 Tre Burnette (6-5, 220, Sr.-1L)
G: #3 Shy McClelland (6-0, 190, Jr.-TR)
G: #14 Casey Kasperbauer (6-1, 180, Sr.-3L)
G: #32 D.J. Davis (6-4, 200, So.-1L)
F: #41 Eric Robertson (6-8, 205, Sr.-3L)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 9-0 (last meeting: W, 64-62, 12/10/2013)
vs. Summit League: K-State leads 28-2 (27-0 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 9-0 (last meeting: 12/10/2013)
Current Streak: K-State, 9
Last Meeting: K-State won 64-62 at home on 12/10/2013
Weber vs. South Dakota: Weber leads 2-0 (2-0 at home)
Weber vs. Smith: First meeting

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State concludes its season-long five-game homestand to start the season on Friday night, as the Wildcats (2-0) play host to South Dakota (1-2) at 7 p.m. CT at Bramlage Coliseum. 
The Wildcats went 2-0 in the Opening Games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, which included the 80-53 win over UMES on Nov. 13 and the 81-71 victory over Columbia on Monday. K-State plays in the championship round of the tournament, Nov.  23-24, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, beginning with Missouri at 6 p.m. CT on Nov. 23.
K-State will attempt to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2012-13 when the Wildcats went 5-0 to open the Bruce Weber era. The team opened the year 3-0 in 10 straight seasons from 2003-04 to 2012-13.
K-State has a 73-5 (.936) record at home in non-conference play dating back to 2006-07, including a 71-4 (.947) mark during the regular season. The squad has won 62 of its last 65 non-conference home games.
K-State has a 39-15 record in the month of November since 2006-07, including an 11-7 mark under Bruce Weber. However, the Wildcats are 8-1 at home in the month with the lone loss coming in the 2013 opener.
Weber is 46-7 (.868) at Bramlage Coliseum since taking over as head coach with losses to No. 3 Kansas (2012), Northern Colorado (2013), Baylor (2013), Texas Southern (2014), Georgia (2014), West Virginia (2015) and Texas (2015). The 7 losses have come by a total of 24 points (3.4 ppg.).
The Wildcats are 9-0 all-time against South Dakota in a series that dates back to 1977. This will be the fourth meeting since 2010 with the squad having to rally for a 64-62 win in the last matchup on Dec. 10, 2013. The Coyotes led by 11 points in the first half and by 3 with 5:53 left before the Wildcats used a late 7-0 run to hold on for the narrow victory. 
K-State has opened the season with consecutive 80-point outings for just the fourth time in the last 10 seasons and for the first time in back-to-back games since since the first two games of 2014-15. The Wildcats are 13-1 when scoring 80 or more points under Bruce Weber.
K-State used balanced scoring to post its 81-71 win over Columbia on Monday, as all five starters scored in double figures for the first time since a 77-74 loss at Missouri on Feb. 2, 2008. The starters are responsible for nearly 80 percent (128/161) of the team’s scoring on 49.4 percent shooting. 
The Wildcats are averaging 23.5 points off of turnovers through the first two games, while forcing their opponents into 36 turnovers.