K-State Continues Homestand vs. Saint Louis Tuesday


GAME PREVIEW
DEC 29, 7:10 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
SAINT LOUIS
BILLIKENS
5-6 (0-0 A-10)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
9-2 (0-0 Big 12)

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TELEVISION
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RADIO
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Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Matt Walters (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 108

LIVE STATS/AUDIO
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TICKETS
www.kstatesports.com/tickets
(800) 221.CATS 
$10 (bench)  |  $20 (chairbacks)  |  $5 (12+group)
Holiday Mini-Plan: $25 (GA ticket to both Saint Louis and West Virginia games)

COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 384-195/18th season
At K-State: 71-40/4th season
vs. Saint Louis: 3-2

Saint Louis: Jim Crews (Indiana ’76)
Overall: 425-389/28th season
At Saint Louis: 71-41/4th season
vs. Kansas State: 0-0

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (9-2)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes (9.1 ppg., 3.5 rpg.)
G: #14 Justin Edwards (13.3 ppg., 5.8 rpg.)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (13.3 ppg., 4.0 rpg.)
F: #32 Dean Wade (11.3 ppg., 5.8 rpg.)
F: #41 Stephen Hurt (7.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg.)

Saint Louis (5-6)
G: #2 Miles Reynolds (11.0 ppg., 1.9 rpg.)
G: #3 Ash Yacoubou (11.1 ppg., 5.5 rpg.)
G: #5 Davell Roby (7.0 ppg., 3.1 rpg.)
F: #35 Reggie Agbeko (4.9 ppg., 5.4 rpg.)
C: #25 Austin Gillmann (3.9 ppg., 2.1 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: Saint Louis leads 9-8 
vs. Atlantic 10: K-State leads 16-5 (14-3 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 4-3 (last meeting - 1/2/2003)  
Current Streak: Saint Louis, 1
Last Meeting: Saint Louis, 65-64, in St. Louis, Mo., on 1/3/2004
Weber vs. Saint Louis: Weber leads 3-2 (2-0 at home)
Weber vs. Crews: Weber leads 7-2 (3-1 at home)

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (9-2) plays its final game of 2015 on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats play host to Saint Louis (5-6) at 7 p.m. CT. The team is in the midst of a 3-game homestand, which began on Dec. 22 vs. North Dakota and will end in Saturday’s Big 12 opener vs. No. 19/17 West Virginia (10-1). This is the first game of a home-and-home series between K-State and Saint Louis.
Tuesday’s game will be the 18th meeting between K-State and Saint Louis in a series that dates to 1929 but the first since the two completed a home-and-home series in 2004. The Billikens lead the all-time series, 9-8, while the Wildcats hold a 4-3 edge in games played at home.
K-State is off to its best start since 2012-13 when the Wildcats also went 9-2 to open to the Bruce Weber era. The two losses have come to No. 9/8 North Carolina (70-80) and at No. 25 Texas A&M (68-78).
K-State has already surpassed its non-conference win total (7) from a year ago and will be looking to win its 10th non-league game for the 9th time in the last 10 seasons and the first time since going 10-3 in 2013-14. 
K-State is 7-0 in home venues this season, including 6-0 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats, who rank 2nd in the Big 12 scoring defense (62.8 ppg.), are holding opponents to just 60.7 points per game at home on 37 percent shooting, including 24 percent from 3-point range.
K-State has a 78-5 record at home in non-conference play dating back to 2006-07, including a 76-4 mark during the regular season. The squad has won 67 of its last 70 non-conference home games.
K-State has a 55-12 record in the month of December since 2006-07, including a 21-5 mark under head coach Bruce Weber. The Wildcats are 36-3 at home in December in the span, including 17-2 under Weber.
Weber is looking to win his 50th game at Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday, as he currently boasts a 49-7 record since taking over as head coach in 2012. His 7 losses [No. 3 Kansas (2012), Northern Colorado (2013), Baylor (2013), Texas Southern (2014), Georgia (2014), West Virginia (2015) and Texas (2015)] have come by a total of 24 points (3.4 ppg.).
The key to K-State’s successful start has been its balanced scoring, as 5 different players have led the team in scoring and 6 players have at least 3 double-figure scoring games. It marks the first time the Wildcats have started a season with five different leading scorers since 1998-99.
K-State has used the same lineup in all 11 games and those starters are responsible for 74 percent (595) of the team’s scoring, 63 percent (269) of rebounding, 80 percent (123) of assists and 65 percent (50) of steals.