K-State Welcomes 17/18 Iowa State Saturday


GAME PREVIEW
JAN 16, 3:05 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

17/18
IOWA STATE
CYCLONES
12-4 (1-3 Big 12)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
11-5 (1-3 Big 12)

ESPNU
WatchESPN
Sirius 136/XM 199

TELEVISION
ESPNU
Jason Benetti (play-by-play)
Reid Gettys (analyst)
WatchESPN Link

RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136/XM 199

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

TICKETS
kstatesports.com
(800) 221.CATS 
$25 (bench), $50 (chairbacks)
Wildcat4Pack: $75 | $15 (12+group)

COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 386-198/18th season
At K-State: 73-43/4th season
vs. Iowa State: 3-4

Iowa State: Steve Prohm (Alabama ’97)
Overall: 116-33/5th season
At Iowa State: 12-4/1st season
vs. Kansas State: 0-0

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (11-5, 1-3 Big 12)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes (9.0 ppg., 3.1 rpg.)
G: #14 Justin Edwards (12.6 ppg., 5.9 rpg.)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (13.1 ppg., 4.3 rpg.)
F: #32 Dean Wade (10.8 ppg., 6.1 rpg.)
F: #41 Stephen Hurt (6.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg.)

17/18 Iowa State (12-4, 1-3 Big 12)
G: #11 Monte Morris (14.4 ppg., 4.1 rpg.)
G: #21 Matt Thomas (9.5 ppg., 4.8 rpg.)
G: #31 Georges Niang (19.9 ppg., 6.7 rpg.)
F: #2 Abdel Nader (12.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.)
F: #1 Jameel McKay (14.2 ppg., 9.2 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 137-83 (series began in 1909)
In Big 12 era: K-State leads 20-20 (14-5 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 80-25 (last meeting - 2/28/2015)  
Current Streak: K-State, 1
Last Meeting: Texas Tech, 64-47, in Lubbock, Texas, on 2/4/2015
Weber vs. Iowa State: 3-4 (3-0 at home)
Weber vs. Prohm: First Meeting

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (11-5, 1-3 Big 12) concludes its brief 2-game homestand Saturday, as the Wildcats host No. 17/18 Iowa State (12-4, 1-3 Big 12) at 3 p.m. CT on ESPNU with Jason Benetti and Reid Gettys on the call.
The two teams will renew a series that dates to 1909 for the 221st time on Saturday. The 137 wins by K-State are the most vs. one opponent, while it is the 3rd-most played series in school history. The series is tied 20-all in the Big 12 era with schools splitting the last 3 regular-season meetings. The Wildcats have won 4 of last 5 meetings at home, including 3 in a row.
According to Paul Bessire of @predictmachine, K-State has the 4th-toughest remaining schedule in the nation, which includes 11 games vs. teams with RPIs of 40 or better.  Eight of the top 9 toughest slates belong to Big 12 teams, including 5th-place Iowa State.
K-State is one of 10 schools to tally at least 11 wins vs. Top 25 teams the past 3 seasons, along with Iowa State (19), Kansas (19), Kentucky (15), Baylor (14), Duke (14), North Carolina (14), Wisconsin (14), Oklahoma (13) and Connecticut (11). The Wildcats are 0-4 vs. Top 25 this season.
K-State has won 14 of its last 20 home games vs. ranked opponents, including 9 of the last 12, dating back to 2010. Overall, the Wildcats are 32-50 vs. Top 25 foes at Bramlage Coliseum, including 17-10 since 2008.
K-State is 9-1 in home venues this season, including 8-1 at Bramlage Coliseum. The double-overtime loss to No. 19/17 West Virginia ended an 11-game homecourt winning streak, which dated back to last season.
K-State snapped a 3-game losing streak and earned its first win of 2016 with an 83-70 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday. The Wildcats posted 6 season-highs in the win, including field goals, FG percentage, 3-point field goals, 3-point FG percentage, points in the paint and fast-break points. 
Five players reached double figures for the third time (Columbia, Coppin State) vs. Texas Tech led by 17 apiece from Wesley Iwundu and Kamau Stokes. The Wildcats have had 5 different players lead the team in scoring, while 6 players had at least 5 double-digit scoring games this season. 
After starters dominated much of the scoring output in the early going, the bench has stepped up in the last 6 games, where they are averaging 28.3 points per game on 50.4 percent shooting (58-of-115), including 29.3 points per game in Big 12 play on 49.4 percent shooting (39-of-79). Much of this bench scoring has come from Barry Brown, who is averaging 14.7 points in the last 6 games, including 17.3 points in Big 12 play. Brown was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday after averaging 17.0 points in games against Texas and No. 2/1 Oklahoma.