K-State Welcomes 25/25 Texas on Monday

GAME PREVIEW
FEB 22, 6:01 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS

25/25
TEXAS
LONGHORNS
17-10 (8-6 Big 12)

NR/NR
K-STATE
WILDCATS
15-12 (4-10 Big 12)

ESPNU
WatchESPN
Sirius 83/XM 199

TELEVISION
ESPNU
Mark Neely (play-by-play)
Sean Harrington (analyst)
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RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83/XM 199 

LIVE STATS/AUDIO
K-State Game Center at kstatesports.com
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TICKETS
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COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 390-205/18th season
At K-State: 77-50/4th season
vs. Texas: 4-5

Texas: Shaka Smart (Kenyon College ‘99)
Overall: 180-66/7th season
At Texas: 17-10/1st season
vs. Kansas State: 1-0

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (15-12, 4-10 Big 12)
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu (12.0 ppg., 4.6 rpg.)
G: #5 Barry Brown (9.2 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
G: #14 Justin Edwards (12.0 ppg., 5.7 rpg.)
F: #32 Dean Wade (9.7 ppg., 5.1 rpg.)
F: #4 D.J. Johnson (8.1 ppg., 5.0 rpg.)

25/25 Texas (17-10, 8-6 Big 12)
G: #1 Isaiah Taylor (15.3 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
G: #3 Javan Felix (10.9 ppg., 1.7 rpg.)
G: #5 Kendal Yancy (3.3 ppg., 2.1 rpg.)
F: #21 Connor Lammert (6.6 ppg., 5.3 rpg.)
F: #44 Prince Ibeh (4.1 ppg., 5.0 rpg.)

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 17-14 (series began in 1971)
In Big 12 era: Texas leads 14-11 (4-7 on the road)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 9-4 (last meeting - 2/7/2015)  
Current Streak: Texas, 3
Last Meeting: Texas, 60-57, in Austin, Texas, on 1/5/2016
Weber vs. Texas: 4-5 (2-1 at home)
Weber vs. Smart: 0-1 (0-0 at home)

QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State (15-12, 4-10 Big 12) makes a quick turn for its second home game in a 3-day span on Monday night, as the Wildcats welcome No. 25/25 Texas (17-10, 8-6 Big 12) at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2. It will be the second of 3 consecutive vs. Top 25 opponents, which includes No. 17/17 Iowa State (19-8, 8-6 Big 12) at 5 p.m. CT on Saturday.
K-State has just one home game left on Wednesday, March 2 vs. TCU (11-16, 2-12 Big 12) sandwiched between road contests at No. 17/17 Iowa State and surging Texas Tech (17-9, 7-7 Big 12) on Saturday, March 5. 
Monday’s game will be the 32nd in the series with the Wildcats owning a 17-14 edge, including a 9-4 mark at home. The Longhorns have won 3 in a row and are looking to sweep the season series for the second straight season after winning 60-57 at home on Jan. 5.
Freshman Barry Brown led K-State in the first meeting with Texas with 15 points off the bench, while senior Justin Edwards collected his first career double-double with 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
K-State owns the 12th-best strength of schedule and has played 11 Top 25 opponents, including 9 in Big 12 play. Ten of the 12 losses have come to teams that are currently ranked in the AP Top 25, including 6 in Top 10. All 12 losses have come to teams with a combined record of 174-68 (.719).
K-State is 11-4 at Bramlage Coliseum (12-4 at home overall) with its only losses coming to Top 25 foes West Virginia, Iowa State, Baylor and Kansas. Overall, the team is 33-53 (.386) vs. the Top 25 in the arena’s history with 30 coming vs. ranked Big 12 foes and an 18-13 mark since 2008.
K-State saw its 2-game winning streak against Kansas at home end on Saturday, as the No. 2/2 Jayhawks closed the game on a 7-1 run to end a late rally by the Wildcats, 72-63. K-State had closed the game to 3 points twice in the last 2:50 after trailing by as many as 17 in second half.
Senior Stephen Hurt led the way in both points (13) and rebounds (9) from the bench, while Brown (13), Edwards (11) and junior D.J. Johnson (11) also posted double figures.
Hurt became the 7th different player to lead the Wildcats in scoring this season, as 8 players have combined for 91 double figure scoring games with 7 of those players earning at least 8 double-digit scoring games.
With Brown’s 13-point effort, freshmen have now led in scoring 13 times (including 7 Big 12 games) with a combined 33 double-figure scoring games. He is averaging 11.2 points in starting the last 5 games.