K-State Travels to No. 25 Texas A&M Saturday

DEC. 12, 4:30 PM

Reed Arena
College Station, TX

7-1 (0-0 Big 12)

7-2 (0-0 SEC)


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Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 382-194/18th season
At K-State: 69-39/4th season
vs. Texas A&M: 1-0

Texas A&M: Billy Kennedy (SE Louisiana ’86)
Overall: 289-242/18th season
At Texas A&M: 77-63/5th season
vs. Kansas State: 0-1

Kansas State (7-1)
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)

Texas A&M (7-2)
G: #11 Anthony Collins (6-1, 184, Sr.-TR)
G: #21 Alex Caruso (6-5, 186, Sr.-3L)
G: #23 Danuel House (6-7, 212, Sr.-1L)
F: #12 Jalen Jones (6-7, 220, Sr.-1L)
C: #10 Tonny Trocha-Morelos (6-1, 229, So.-1L)

Overall: K-State leads 18-7 
vs. SEC: K-State leads 161-147 (48-81 on the road)
In College Station: Texas A&M leads 6-3  
Current Streak: K-State, 3
Last Meeting: K-State, 71-64, in Kansas City, Mo., on 12/20/2014
Weber vs. Texas A&M: Weber leads 1-0 (0-0 on the road)
Weber vs. Kennedy: Weber leads 1-0 (0-0 on the road)

Kansas State (7-1) heads to SEC Country for the second time in three games on Saturday, as the Wildcats face former Big 12 foe and No. 25 Texas A&M (7-2) at 4:30 p.m. on the SEC Network. The game is the second of a home-and-home series between the schools that started with K-State posting a 71-64 win on Dec. 20, 2014 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
K-State posted its 4th 80-point game and moved to 5-0 at home with an 83-58 win over Coppin State on Wednesday. In all, 10 players scored in the game, including 5 in double figures for 2nd time this year.
K-State will be looking to continue to its road momentum after posting its first true non-conference road win since 2012 with its 68-66 win at Georgia on Dec. 4. It was the first such win since a 65-62 victory at George Washington on Dec. 8, 2012. The Wildcats went 2-13 away from home in 2014-15, including 1-10 in true road games. 
The matchup with Texas A&M will be the 14th vs. an SEC opponent since 2008, including the sixth since 2014. K-State is 7-6 in those meetings, which includes a 66-42 win over Missouri in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Nov. 23 and the win at Georgia. The Wildcats still have a matchup with Ole Miss at home in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 30.
This will be the 26th meeting between K-State and Texas A&M with the Wildcats holding an 18-7 advantage. However, 6 of the Aggies’ 7 wins in the series have come at home. K-State has won 5 of the last 6 meetings, including 3 in a row, which includes a 76-70 win at Reed Arena in 2012.
K-State has a 53-11 record in the month of December since 2006-07, including a 19-4 mark under Bruce Weber. The Wildcats are 7-3 in true road games in December since 2006, including 2-1 under Weber.
K-State is off to its best start since 2012-13 when the Wildcats also went 7-1 to open the Bruce Weber era. The team has not been 8-1 since 2011-12. The Wildcats started 7-1 each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12. 
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 two 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 8 games and those starters are responsible for over 75 percent (460/609) of the team’s scoring.
Senior Justin Edwards is one of only 8 players nationally (only Big 12) to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and minutes.