K-State Hosts Coppin State Wednesday

DEC 9, 7:10 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

2-6 (0-2 MEAC)

6-1 (0-0 Big 12)

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Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
At K-State: 68-39 (4th year)
Overall: 381-194 (18th year)
vs. Coppin State: 2-0

Coppin State: Michael Grant (Malone '85)
At CSU: 10-29 (2nd year)
Overall: 262-227 (17th year)
vs. K-State: 0-0

Kansas State (6-1)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes (6-0, 170, Fr.-HS)
G: #14 Justin Edwards (6-4, 200, Sr.-1L)
G/F: #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)

Coppin State (2-6)
G: #1 Trevon Seymore (6-4, 170, Jr.-TR)
G: #10 Christian Kessee (6-2, 180, Jr.-2L)
G: #22 Keith Shivers (6-4, 195, Jr.-TR)
F: #15 Blake Simpson (6-6, 230, So.-1L)
F: #12 Terry Harris (6-8, 205, Jr.-TR)

Overall: K-State leads 6-0 
vs. MEAC: K-State leads 28-0 (28-0 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 6-0 
Current Streak: K-State, 6
Last Meeting: K-State, 68-57, in Manhattan, Kan., on 11/25/2006
Weber vs. Coppin State: Weber leads 2-0 (2-0 at home)
Weber vs. Grant: First meeting

K-State 68, Georgia 66
Game 7  *  Stegeman Coliseum  *  December 4, 2015
Freshman Dean Wade hit the game-winning jumper with 4.3 seconds left to lift K-State to a 68-66 win over Georgia Friday night before 6,949 fans at Stegeman Coliseum. Wade, who scored 16 of his game-high 17 points in the second half, gave K-State a 66-65 lead with 53 seconds left before Georgia’s Mike Edwards made 1-of-2 free throws to tie the game at 66-all 24 seconds later. After Wade’s basket, the Bulldogs’ last-chance 3-pointer was off the mark at the buzzer. Wade knocked down 6-of-8 field goals, including 1-of-2 from long range, in the second half in just 13 minutes after missing all five of his field goals in the first half. He was one of four Wildcats in double figures, as he was joined by junior Wesley Iwundu (14), fellow freshman Kamau Stokes (13) and senior Justin Edwards (12). K-State recorded its first non-conference road victory since 2012.

Kansas State (6-1) makes a brief stop at home between road games on Wednesday, as the Wildcats welcome Coppin State (2-6, 0-2 MEAC) at 7 p.m. CT. It will be the team’s last home game before hosting North Dakota (4-4) on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
K-State will meet its third MEAC member this season after defeating UMES, 80-53, in the season opener on Nov. 13 and South Carolina State, 68-66, on Nov. 29. The Wildcats are 28-0 all-time against the conference with all 28 coming a home. 
This will be the seventh meeting between K-State and Coppin State, but the first since a 68-57 Wildcat win on Nov. 25, 2006. K-State has won the previous six meeting by an average score of more than 15 points.
K-State is off to its best start since 2012-13 when the Wildcats also went 6-1 to open the Bruce Weber era. That is also the last year that the team started 7-1. The squad started 6-1 each year from 2009-10 to 2012-13. 
K-State has a 75-5 (.938) record at home in non-conference play dating back to 2006-07, including a 73-4 (.948) mark during the regular season. The squad has won 64 of its last 67 non-conference home games.
K-State has a 52-11 record in the month of December since 2006-07, including an 18-4 mark under Bruce Weber. The Wildcats are 33-3 at home in December, including 14-2 under Weber.
Weber is 48-7 (.873) 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 coming off a 68-66 win at Georgia on Dec. 4, as recently named Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Dean Wade hit the game-winning jumper with 4.3 seconds. It was the first non-conference road victory since a 65-62 win over George Washington on Dec. 8, 2012. 
The key to K-State’s successful start has been its balanced scoring, as five different players have led the team in scoring and six 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 7 games and those starters are responsible for over 75 percent (403/526) of the team’s scoring.
Senior Justin Edwards is one of only 9 players nationally (only Big 12) to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and minutes.