K-State Returns Home Sunday To Host SCSU


GAME PREVIEW
NOV. 29, 2:10 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

NR/NR
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
BULLDOGS
3-3 (0-0 MEAC)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
4-1 (0-0 Big 12)

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COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 379-194/18th season
At K-State: 66-39/4th season
vs. South Carolina State: 0-0

South Carolina State: Murray Garvin (Eastern Kentucky '98)
Overall: 25-52/3rd season
At South Carolina State: Same
vs. Kansas State: 0-0

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (4-1)
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)

South Carolina State (3-3)
G: #1 Ed Stephens (6-2, 175, So.-1L)
G: #3 Greg Mortimer (6-3, 191, Jr.-2L)
G: #22 Eric Eaves (6-3, 185, Jr.-TR)
F: #0 Gabe McCray (6-7, 200, Sr.-1L)
F: #30 Darryl Palmer (6-8, 210, Sr.-3L)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: First meeting
vs. MEAC: K-State leads 27-0 (27-0 at home)
In Manhattan: First meeting 
Current Streak: n/a
Last Meeting: n/a
Weber vs. SCSU: First meeting
Weber vs. Garvin: First meeting

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (4-1) concludes play in the month of November by hosting MEAC member South Carolina State (3-3) at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday on Star Wars Day at Bramlage Coliseum. The first 1,000 fans will receive Star Wars/ K-State Koozies, while prizes will be given out to the best costumes.
K-State will meet its second MEAC member this season after defeating UMES, 80-53, in the season opener on Nov. 13. The Wildcats are 27-0 all-time against the conference with all 27 coming at home. This will be the first meeting against South Carolina State.
K-State will attempt to open the season 5-1 for the first time since 2012-13 when the Wildcats also went 5-1 to open the Bruce Weber era. The squad started 5-1 each year from 2007-08 to 2012-13.
K-State has a 74-5 (.937) record at home in non-conference play dating back to 2006-07, including a 72-4 (.947) mark during the regular season. The squad has won 63 of its last 66 non-conference home games.
K-State has a 41-16 record in the month of November since 2006-07, including a 15-8 mark under Bruce Weber. However, the Wildcats are 9-1 at home in the month with the lone loss coming in the 2013 opener.
Weber is 47-7 (.870) 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 an 80-70 loss to No. 9/8 North Carolina on Tuesday in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Championship at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The Tar Heels used a late run to win the title spoiling a 24-point effort by freshman Kamau Stokes, who along with senior Justin Edwards, were named to the all-tournament team. 
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 5 games and those starters are responsible for nearly 75 percent (288/390) of the team’s scoring.
Justin Edwards, who has 5 double-digit scoring games, is the only Big 12 player to lead in points, rebounds, assists, steals and minutes.
The Wildcats are averaging 18.4 points off of turnovers through the first five games, while forcing their opponents into 75 turnovers.