K-State Renews Rivalry with Missouri in Kansas City

NOV 23, 6:00 PM

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Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 378-193/18th season
At K-State: 65-38/4th season
vs. Missouri: 6-4

Missouri: Kim Anderson (Missouri '79, '81)
Overall: 285-119/14th season
At Missouri: 11-24/2nd season
vs. Kansas State: 0-1

Kansas State (3-0)
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)

Missouri (2-1)
G: #1 Terrence Phillips (5-11, 175, Fr.-HS)
G: #15 Wes Clark (6-0, 180, Jr.-2L)
G: #12 Namon Wright (6-5, 202, So.-1L)
F: #24 Kevin Puryear (6-7, 236, Fr.-HS)
F: #23 Jakeenan Gant (6-8, 212, So.-1L)

Overall: K-State leads 119-116
vs. SEC: K-State leads 159-147 (28-17 at neutral sites)
In Kansas City: K-State leads 15-8 (last meeting: 3/5/1999)
Current Streak: K-State, 3
Last Meeting: K-State won 78-68 in Columbia, Mo. on 2/21/2012
Weber vs. Missouri: Weber leads 6-4 (6-4 at neutral sites)
Weber vs. Anderson: First meeting

Kansas State begins play in the championship round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City on Monday, as the Wildcats renew their rivalry with Missouri (2-1) at 6 p.m. CT at the Sprint Center. It will be the first meeting between the schools since 2012 in a series that dates to 1907 and the first in Kansas City since the 1999 Big 12 Tournament at Kemper Arena.
Monday’s game is the first of a doubleheader at the Sprint Center, as No. 1/1 North Carolina (3-1) plays Northwestern (3-0) at 8:30 p.m. CT. The winners will face off in the championship game on Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT, while the other teams will play in the consolation game at 6:30 p.m. CT.
The Wildcats went 2-0 in the Opening Games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, which included an 80-53 win over UMES on Nov. 13 and an 81-71 win over Columbia on Nov. 16 at Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State has a 11-10 record all-time in the Sprint Center, including a 1-1 mark in its previous CBE Classic appearance in 2010. The Wildcats went 1-1 in the building in 2014-15, defeating Texas A&M, 71-64, on Dec. 20 before losing to TCU, 67-65, in the Big 12 Championship. 
The 235 meetings with Missouri are the second-most against one foe in school history and only surpassed the 281 with Kansas. The 119 wins are also the second-most against one opponent (Iowa State, 137), while the 116 by the Tigers are the second-most by opponent (Kansas, 188).
K-State has won four of its last five meetings with Missouri, including sweeping the Tigers in their final Big 12 season in 2011-12. Overall, the Wildcats lead the series, 119-116, including 15-8 in Kansas City.
K-State is 3-0 to open a season for the first time since 2012-13 when the Wildcats went 5-0 to open the Bruce Weber era. The team opened the year 3-0 in 10 straight seasons from 2003-04 to 2012-13.
K-State has opened with three straight 80-point outings for the first time since 2009-10. The Wildcats have scored 80 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time under Bruce Weber and the first time since doing it three straight times between Dec. 23, 2010 and Jan. 3, 2011.
At least three players have scored in double figures in each of K-State’s first three games with all five starters scoring in double digits vs. Columbia on Nov. 16 for the first time since 2008. The starters are responsible for 72.8 percent (185/254) of the team’s scoring on 45.9 percent shooting. 
The Wildcats are averaging 21.7 points off of turnovers through the first three games, while forcing their opponents into 50 turnovers.