K-State Plays First Road Game at Georgia Friday

DEC 5, 6:00 PM

Stegeman Coliseum
Athens, GA

5-1 (0-0 Big 12)

3-2 (0-0 SEC)

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Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
At K-State: 67-39 (4th year)
Overall: 380-194 (18th year)
vs. Georgia: 2-2

Georgia: Mark Fox (E. New Mexico ’91)
At Georgia: 109-91 (7th year)
Overall: 232-134 (12th year)
vs. K-State: 1-0

Kansas State (5-1)
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)

Georgia (3-2)
G: #4 Charles Mann (6-5, 215, Sr.-3L)
G: #12 Kenny Gaines (6-3, 205, Sr.-3L)
G/F: #25 Kenny Paul Geno (6-6, 210, Jr.-2L)
F: #24 Houston Kessler (6-8, 225, Jr.-2L)
F: #1 Yante Maten (6-8, 240, So.-1L)

Overall: Tied 1-1 
vs. SEC: K-State leads 160-147 (47-81 in true road games)
In Athens: First meeting 
Current Streak: Georgia, 1
Last Meeting: Georgia, 50-46, in Manhattan, Kan., on 12/31/2014
Weber vs. Georgia: Tied 2-2 (0-0 in true road games)
Weber vs. Fox: Fox leads 3-1

Kansas State (5-1) faces its first true road test of the year, as the Wildcats travel to Athens, Ga., to play SEC foe Georgia (3-2) on Friday at 6 p.m. CT. The game concludes a 2-game series between the schools as the Bulldogs won the last meeting, 50-46, at Bramlage Coliseum on New Year’s Eve.
This will be K-State’s first visit to the Peach State since ending a home-and-home series with Georgia State with a 74-61 win on Nov. 29, 1999. 
A native of Garden City, Kan., Georgia head coach Mark Fox is a former assistant coach at K-State under Tom Asbury from 1994-2000. Fox’s wife, Cindy, also spent time in the K-State Athletic Department, serving five years as Assistant AD for Marketing and Senior Woman Administrator.
K-State will be looking to change its recent road luck, as the Wildcats went 2-13 away from home in 2014-15, including 1-10 in true road games. Among those road setbacks last year was a 65-64 loss at Tennessee in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Dec. 6, 2014. The last road win in non-conference play came at George Washington, 65-62, on Dec. 8, 2012.  
Friday’s game will be just the third meeting between the schools and the first at Stegeman Coliseum. The series is tied 1-all, as the Wildcats won the first meeting, 82-79, in overtime in the 1987 NCAA Tournament before 
the Bulldogs won 50-46 at Bramlage Coliseum in 2014. 
The matchup with Georgia will be the 13th against an SEC opponent since 2008, including the sixth since 2014. K-State is 6-6 in those meetings, which includes a 66-42 win over Missouri earlier this year in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City. The Wildcats have matchups with Texas A&M (Dec. 12) and Ole Miss (Jan. 30) left this season.
K-State has a 51-11 record in the month of December since 2006-07, including a 17-4 mark under Bruce Weber. The Wildcats are 6-3 in true road games in December since 2006, including 1-1 under Weber.
K-State is off to its best start since 2012-13 when the Wildcats also went 5-1 to open the Bruce Weber era. That is also the last year that the team started 6-1. The squad started 6-1 each year from 2009-10 to 2012-13. 
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 6 games and those starters are responsible for over 75 percent (347/458) of the team’s scoring.