K-State Tips Off Season vs. UMES Friday

NOV. 13, 7:10 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

0-0 (0-0 MEAC)

0-0 (0-0 Big 12)


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Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 375-193/18th season
At K-State: 62-38/4th season
vs. UMES: 1-0

Bobby Collins (Eastern Kentucky ’91)
Overall: 198-182/14th season
At UMES: 18-15/2nd season
vs. Kansas State: 0-0

Kansas State (0-0)
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)

UMES (0-0)
G: #1 Marc Seylan (6-4, 190, Jr.-TR)
G: #4 Devin Martin (6-4, 205, Sr.-1L)
G: #21 Bakari Copeland (6-6, 235, Jr.-TR)
G: #24 Derrico Peck (6-7, 205, Gr.-TR)
F: #32 Dominique Elliott (6-9, 225, Sr.-1L)

Overall: K-State leads 2-0
vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic: K-State leads 26-0 (26-0 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 2-0 (last meeting: 11/22/2011)
In Princess Anne: n/a
Current Streak: K-State, 2
Last Meeting: K-State won 92-50 in Manhattan (11/22/2011)
Weber vs. Collins: First meeting

Kansas State officially tips off the 112th season of men’s basketball on Friday, as the Wildcats play host to MEAC member Maryland-Eastern Shore [UMES] (0-0) at 7 p.m. CT at Bramlage Coliseum.
The match-up is the first of two Opening Games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, which concludes on Monday against Columbia (0-0). K-State plays in the championship round of the tournament, Nov.  23-24, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, beginning with Missouri at 6 p.m. CT on Nov. 23.
Friday’s opener is the first of three straight for the Wildcats at home to start the season, including Monday’s doubleheader tilt with Columbia and concluding with South Dakota on Friday, Nov. 20. 
K-State is 86-25 (.775) all-time in season openers dating back to the first season in 1903, including a 74-9 (.892) mark at home. 
The Wildcats are 21-2 (.913) in season openers at Bramlage Coliseum, which includes a 16-game winning streak from 1995-2012. The 2 losses have come to Southern Miss (Nov. 27, 1993) and Northern Colorado (Nov. 8, 2013). Overall, the team is 23-4 (.852) at Bramlage in home openers.
K-State has a 71-5 (.934) record at home in non-conference play dating back to 2006-07, including a 69-4 (.945) mark during the regular season. The squad has won 60 of its last 63 non-conference home games.
Bruce Weber is 15-2 (.882) in his 17-year head coaching career in openers (Southern Illinois and Illinois), including a 15-1 mark in home openers. His 2 losses have come in 1989 (SIU) and 2013 (K-State).
Weber is 44-7 (.863) 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.).
K-State won its 2014 season opener, 98-68, over Southern Utah, as the Wildcats connected on 58.7 percent (27-of-46) from the field, including 55.6 percent (10-of-18) from 3-point range. Six players scored in double figures, including 11 each by Justin Edwards and Stephen Hurt.
The 98 points were the most scored in the Bruce Weber era and the most scored in an opener since UTSA (103, Nov. 23, 1991). The team also set Weber era highs for free throws made (34) and attempted (48).
K-State went 2-0 in exhibition play defeating Emporia State, 80-42, on Oct. 30 and Fort Hays State, 70-52, on Nov. 6. The Wildcats have now won 18 consecutive home exhibition games dating back to 2004.