K-State Makes Trip to 9/9 West Virginia Tuesday


GAME PREVIEW
JAN 26, 6 PM

WVU Coliseum
Morgantown, W.Va.

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
12-7 (2-5 Big 12)

9/9
WEST VIRGINIA
MOUNTAINEERS
16-3 (5-2 Big 12)

ESPNews
WatchESPN
Sirius 119/XM 199

TELEVISION
ESPNews
Adam Amin (play-by-play)
Chris Spatola (analyst)
WatchESPN Link

RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 119/XM 199 [West Virginia broadcast]

LIVE STATS/AUDIO
K-State Game Center at kstatesports.com
Direct Link

TICKETS
WVUGame.com
(800) WVU.GAME
WVUGAME@mail.wvu.edu
 $22-$27

COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 387-200/18th season
At K-State: 74-45/4th season
vs. West Virginia: 3-4

West Virginia: Bob Huggins (West Virginia ’77)
Overall: 781-315/34th season
At West Virginia: 191-104/9th season
vs. Kansas State: 4-3

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (12-7, 2-5 Big 12)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes (10.1 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
G: #14 Justin Edwards (12.1 ppg., 5.6 rpg.)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (12.6 ppg., 4.9 rpg.)
F: #32 Dean Wade (10.4 ppg., 5.9 rpg.)
F: #41 Stephen Hurt (6.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg.)

9/9 West Virginia (16-3, 5-2 Big 12)
G: #2 Jevon Carter (11.3 ppg., 3.1 rpg.)
G: #4 Daxter Miles, Jr. (10.9 ppg., 2.2 rpg.)
F: #1 Jonathan Holton (9.4 ppg., 7.3 rpg.)
F: #23 Esa Ahmad (4.5 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
F: #41 Devin Williams (13.5 ppg., 8.5 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: West Virginia leads 5-4 (series began in 1949)
In Big 12 era: West Virginia leads 4-3 (2-1 at home)
In Morgantown: Tied 2-2 (last meeting - 2/11/2015)  
Current Streak: West Virginia, 4
Last Meeting: West Virginia, 87-83 [2OTs], in Manhattan, on 1/2/2016
Weber vs. West Virginia: West Virginia leads 3-4 (2-1 at home)
Weber vs. Huggins: Weber leads 5-4 (1-2 on the road)

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (12-7, 2-5 Big 12) hits the road for a mid-week journey to Morgantown, W.Va., to face No. 9/9 West Virginia (16-3, 5-2 Big 12) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNews with Adam Amin and Chris Spatola.
The Mountaineers will be the 6th opponent in the last 8 games to be either ranked or receiving votes. It will be the 7th Top 25 opponent, including the 3rd in the Top 10.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Wildcats, which includes 8 games vs. teams with RPIs of 39 or better. According to Paul Bessire of @predictmachine, K-State has the 4th-toughest remaining schedule with 8 of the top 9 toughest slates belonging to Big 12 teams. 
K-State is one of 10 schools to tally at least 11 wins vs. Top 25 teams in the past 3 seasons, along with Iowa State (19), Kansas (19), Kentucky (15), Oklahoma (15), Wisconsin (15), Baylor (14), Duke (14), North Carolina (14) and Connecticut (11). The Wildcats are 0-6 vs. Top 25 this season.
West Virginia is the first Big 12 opponent that K-State will face for the second time, as the Mountaineers won the first meeting, 87-83, on Jan. 2 in double-overtime to open league play.
Tuesday’s game will be the 10th meeting between K-State and West Virginia with the Mountaineers leading 5-4, including 4-3 in the Big 12 era. The teams have played 8 times since 2011 with West Virginia looking to sweep the season series for the second straight season.
K-State is 2-5 away from home this season, including 1-4 in true road games. The Wildcats have lost 4 straight on the road since opening the season with a last-second 68-66 win at Georgia on Dec. 4, 2015.
K-State scored its most points (89) in a Big 12 game in more than 5 years in the win over Oklahoma State Saturday, setting season-highs for field goal percentage (57.7) and 3-point field goal percentage (52.9). All 5 starters registered double figures for the 2nd time this season led by 13 apiece from senior Justin Edwards and freshman Kamau Stokes.
Freshmen have led the Wildcats in scoring 12 times (including 6 of 7 Big 12 games) with a combined 27 double-figure scoring games. They have also paced the team in rebounding 7 times and in assists 8 times.
K-State has managed a diverse offense with 5 different leading scorers and 6 players with at least 5 double-digit scoring games. The Wildcats are 7-2 this season when 4 or more players register double figures.
Under head coach Bruce Weber, K-State is 65-20 when holding an opponent to 69 points or less, but just 9-25 when allowing 70+ points.