K-State Continues Road Swing at TCU Tuesday


GAME PREVIEW
FEB 16, 7:01 PM

Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, TX

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
14-11 (3-9 Big 12)

NR/NR
TCU
HORNED FROGS
11-14 (2-10 Big 12)

ESPNews
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TELEVISION
ESPNews
Allen Bestwick (play-by-play)
Mark Wise (analyst)
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RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 108/XM 200 

LIVE STATS/AUDIO
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TICKETS
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$20 (youth), $30 (adults)

COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 389-204/18th season
At K-State: 76-49/4th season
vs. TCU: 5-2

TCU: Trent Johnson (Boise State ‘86)
Overall: 275-257/17th season
At TCU: 49-72/4th season
vs. Kansas State: 2-5

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (14-11, 3-9 Big 12)
G: #1 Carlbe Ervin II (3.0 ppg., 1.9 rpg.)
G: #5 Barry Brown (8.8 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (12.4 ppg., 4.6 rpg.)
F: #32 Dean Wade (9.9 ppg., 5.4 rpg.)
F: #4 D.J. Johnson (8.1 ppg., 5.0 rpg.)

TCU (11-14, 2-10 Big 12)
G: #1 Chauncey Collins (10.9 ppg., 3.2 rpg.)
G: #3 Malique Trent (10.9 ppg., 2.7 rpg.)
G: #11 Brandon Parrish (8.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg.)
F: #23 Devonta Abron (4.8 ppg., 3.7 rpg.)
F: #33 Chris Washburn (8.0 ppg., 4.6 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 8-4 (series began in 1947)
In Big 12 era: K-State leads 5-2 (2-1 on the road)
In Fort Worth: K-State leads 3-1 (last meeting - 2/18/2015)  
Current Streak: TCU, 2
Last Meeting: TCU, 67-65, in Kansas City, on 3/11/2015
Weber vs. TCU: Weber leads 5-2 (2-1 on the road)
Weber vs. Johnson: Weber leads 5-2 (2-1 on the road)

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (14-11, 3-9 Big 12) concludes its 2-game road swing on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats meet TCU (11-14, 2-10 Big 12) for the first time at the renovated Schollmaier Arena at 7 p.m. CT on ESPNews.
The back-to-back road games are the last set of the season, as K-State returns home for consecutive games in a 3-day span, beginning with No. 2/2 Kansas (21-4, 9-3 Big 12) at 5 p.m. CT on Saturday and concluding with No. 24/25 Texas(16-9, 7-5 Big 12 at 6 p.m. CT on Monday. 
In an unusual scheduling twist, K-State will play TCU for the first time on Tuesday. The Wildcats have already completed their home-and-home series with Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.
This will be the 13th meeting between the schools with K-State leading 8-4, including 3-1 in Fort Worth. The Wildcats are 5-2 in the Big 12 era, but the Frogs have won the last two meetings, including at home in 2015.
K-State owns the 14th-best strength of schedule and has played 10 Top 25 opponents, including 8 in Big 12 play. Nine of the 11 losses have come to teams that are currently ranked in the AP Top 25, including 5 in Top 10. All 11 losses have come to teams with a combined record of 164-60 (.732).
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.
K-State enters Tuesday’s game with a 13-game Big 12 road losing skid, which including 6 in a row this season. The Wildcats’ last Big 12 road win came on Jan. 10, 2015 in a 66-63 victory in overtime at No. 16 Oklahoma. 
Overall, the Wildcats have lost 7 straight on the road since opening the season with a last-second 68-66 win at Georgia on Dec. 4, 2015.
K-State fell to 0-3 in overtime this season, dropping a 58-55 decision at Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Wildcats, which lost to an unranked team for just the 2nd time this year, tied or posted season-lows for points, field goals (18), field goals attempted (49) and points in the paint (22).
K-State has now held 47 opponents to 60 points or less under head coach Bruce Weber, including 21 Big 12 foes. The loss was just the 7th (40-7) when doing so, including 3rd (18-3) in Big 12 play.
Senior Justin Edwards led the Wildcats in points (14), rebounds (13) and steals (3) against the Cowboys, posting his 2nd career double-double. He has now led in scoring and rebounding on 8 occasions this season.  
K-State has 7 players with at least 7 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.