K-State Wraps Up Exhibition Play with Washburn Friday


GAME PREVIEW
NOV 4, 8:00 PM

Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS


NR
WASHBURN
ICHABODS
0-0 (0-0 MIAA)

NR/RV
K-STATE
WILDCATS
0-0 (0-0 Big 12)

FSN Kansas City
K-StateHD.TV
ESPN3

TELEVISION
FSN Kansas City (state of Kansas/Kansas City metro area)
K-StateHD.TV (subscription fee)
ESPN3 (outside state of Kansas)
Ben Boyle (play-by-play)
Stan Weber (analyst)
Channel Guide: DirecTV 671-5 | AT&T U-Verse 750/1750  |  Dish 442/412-30

RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
Matt Walters (analyst)
Satellite Radio: None

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

TICKETS
kstatesports.com
(800) 221.CATS
$10 (bench), $20 (chairbacks)
Bramlage Bundle: $20 | $5 (12+group)

COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 392-209/19th season
At K-State: 79-54/5th season
vs. Exhibition: 12-4 (7-0 at home)

Washburn: Bob Chipman (Kansas State ‘73)
Overall: 788-343/38th season
At Washburn: 788-343/38th season
vs. Kansas State: 0-5 (all exhibition)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown
G: #25 Wesley Iwundu
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #4 D.J. Johnson

Washburn
G: #3 Randall Smith
G: #5 Javion Blake
G: #32 Emeka Ogbonna
F: #22 Brady Skeens
F: #40 David Salach

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 27-13 (regular season)
In Exhibition Play: K-State leads 5-0 (5-0 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 21-5 (5-0 in exhibition)
In Topeka: K-State leads 11-6 (regular season)
Current Streak: K-State, 5 (exhibition play, 5)
Last Meeting: K-State won 68-56 in Manhattan (11/9/2014)
Weber vs. Chipman: Weber leads 2-0

EXHIBITION - QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State closes out the exhibition portion of its schedule on Friday by hosting Division II foe Washburn (0-0) and alum Bob Chipman in the second game of a doubleheader at Bramlage Coliseum. The contest will tip off at 8 p.m. CT following the conclusion of the first game between the K-State women and Washburn, which is set for 5:30 p.m.
Chipman will be leading his Ichabods into Bramlage Coliseum for the final time on Friday after he announced his intentions to retire following his 38th season in 2016-17. The 1973 graduate of K-State has won 877 games in his career, which ranks as the third-most among active Division II coaches and the sixth most all-time at Division II. He has led the Ichabods to 12 NCAA Tournaments, including the 2001 national title game.
K-State is 62-20 (.756) all-time in exhibition play dating back to 1964, including 47-9 (.839) at home. The Wildcats are 41-9 (.820) at Bramlage Coliseum in exhibition play, including 19 consecutive wins dating back to 2004. The team has five wins over the Ichabods during its current 19-game home exhibition win streak, including 94-90 in 3 overtimes in 2006, 81-57 in 2008, 90-44 in 2010, 81-61 in 2012 and 68-56 in 2014.
The last home setback in exhibition play came to the EA Sports All-Stars, 79-67, on Nov. 6, 2003. The last loss in an exhibition came during the team’s tour of Italy and Switzerland this summer - an 85-74 setback to the Kosovo National Team on August 16. The Wildcats went 3-2 on the tour.
K-State opened exhibition play with an 85-74 win over Pittsburg State on Oct. 28, as sophomore Barry Brown led four Wildcats in double figures with a game-high 17 points. Dean Wade (14), Xavier Sneed (13) and Isaiah Maurice joined Brown in double figures. The Wildcats connected on 52.8 percent (19-of-36) of their field goals in building a 26-point lead before limiting the minutes of their starters in the second half.
K-State played 16 of its 17 players against Pittsburg State with four of the team’s five starters playing 20 minutes or less. Only Brown (29) and Sneed (23) eclipsed the 20-minute barrier.
K-State won its last meeting with Washburn, 68-56, on Nov. 9, 2014. The Wildcats shot 44.1 percent from the field, while they held the Ichabods to 37.7 percent shooting and converted 19 turnovers into 28 points.
K-State is 7-0 under Bruce Weber in exhibition play at home with wins over Washburn and Emporia State in 2012, Pittsburg State in 2013 and 2016, Washburn in 2014 and ESU and Fort Hays State last year.

RECAPPING THE PITT STATE GAME
Sophomore Barry Brown paced four players in double figures with a game-high 17 points to help Kansas State drop Division II foe Pittsburg State, 85-72, in the team’s first exhibition on Friday night before 11,315 at Bramlage Coliseum.
The 85 points were the most in an exhibition game since scoring 81 against Emporia State on Nov. 4, 2012.
The Wildcats now have four wins over the Gorillas during the team’s streak of 19 consecutive home wins in exhibition games.
In a game of halves, K-State connected on 44.3 (31-of-70) percent from the field, including 52.8 percent (19-of-36) in the first half, while holding Pittsburg State to 37.3 percent (22-of-59) shooting... The Wildcats scorched the nets for eight first half 3-pointers and added another two after the break, while also dominating the battle in the paint, 32-14.
The margin reached its peak of 26 points when K-State went up 70-44 with 11:55 left in the half.
Brown was joined in double figures by sophomore Dean Wade, who scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including four 3-pointers, in just 16 minutes... Freshman Xavier Sneed, in his first game as Wildcat, scored 13 points off the bench while redshirt freshman Isaiah Maurice rounded out K-State’s double figure scorers with 10 points... Senior D.J. Johnson tallied 9 points on perfect 4-of-4 shooting and a team-high 7 rebounds in just 16 minutes of action.
In all, 16 of the 17 players saw at least 2 minutes of action in the game with only Brown (29) and Sneed (23) exceeding the 20-minute plateau... It was the first action for Maurice, Sneed, Brian Patrick, Dante Williams and James Love III.

THE OPPONENT: WASHBURN
Washburn returns nine lettermen, including all five starters, from a team that posted a 15-13 overall record and a tie for fifth-place in the MIAA with an 11-11 mark... The team also welcomes five newcomers, including a pair of junior college transfers.
The Ichabods played the first of their three Big 12 opponents on Tuesday, dropping a 92-74 decision at Kansas... The team shot 38.4 percent, including 38.5 percent from 3-point range, as Cameron Wiggins (14 points) led three players in double figures.
Washburn averaged 73.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting, including 34.3 percent from 3-point range, with 38.3 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.4 blocks per game in 2015-16... The team allowed 74.4 points per game on 41.2 percent shooting.
Washburn returns three double-digit scorers in Javion Blake (13.4 ppg.), Cameron Wiggins (12.2 ppg.) and Brady Skeens (10.4 ppg.)... Skeens is the reigning MIAA Defensive Player of the Year after averaging a double-double (10.2 rpg.).
Head coach Bob Chipman has a 788-343 record in his 38th and final season, which includes a MIAA-record 549 wins and 12 NCAA Division II appearances... He announced on July 13 that he would retired after the 2016-17 season... A two-time graduate of K-State, Chipman played two seasons (1971-73) for legendary head coach Jack Hartman.

BREAKING DOWN THE SERIES
Friday’s contest will mark the sixth exhibition meeting between K-State and Washburn and the first since 2014.
The Wildcats have five wins over the Ichabods during its current 19-game home exhibition win streak, including 94-90 in three overtimes on Nov. 4, 2006, 81-57 on Nov. 9, 2008, 90-44 on Nov. 7, 2010, 81-61 on Oct. 30, 2012 and 68-56 on Nov. 9, 2014.
K-State won the last meeting with Washburn, 68-56, on Nov. 9, 2014, as the WIldcats connected on 44.1 percent from the field, while holding the Ichabods to 37.7 percent shooting and converting 19 turnovers into 28 points... Three players scored in double figures led by Marcus Foster’s 17 points... Only one Wildcat remains from that matchup (Mason Schoen).
K-State has primarily played the members of the MIAA (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) since switching to playing Division II teams in exhibition in 2004, which includes five meetings with Washburn and three with Emporia State, Fort Hays State and Pittsburg State... The only exception was Newman in 2010.  

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS
K-State has a 79-5 record at home in non-conference play dating back to 2006-07, including a 77-4 mark during the regular season... The Wildcats has won 68 of their last 71 non-conference home games.
K-State went 9-0 in games played at home in 2015-16, winning by an average margin of 15.2 points per game.
K-State went 12-3 overall in non-conference play in 2015-16, topping double-digit wins for the first time since 2013-14... The Wildcats had a streak of eight consecutive seasons with at least 10 non-conference wins from 2006-07 to 2013-14.
K-State was a stellar 13-1 in non-conference games in 2009-10, while the squad won 12 games each in 2008-09 and 2010-11, 11 games each in 2006-07, 2011-12 and 2012-13 and 10 in 2007-08 and 2013-14.

‘CATS JUMP START SEASON WITH EUROPEAN TRIP
K-State was able to get a jump start on its preparations for the 2016-17 with a 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland from August 8-19... Aside from the cultural experience of visiting historic landmarks in both countries, the Wildcats were able to play five games against various club, select and national teams and posted a 3-2 record.
K-State defeated BC Silute (97-80) on August 11, the Italian Select (90-55) on August 13 and BBC Lausanne (68-47) on August 18 with losses to LCC University (75-82) on August 10 and the Kosovo National Team (74-85) on August 16.
The Wildcats averaged 80.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting (152-of-349) with 45.4 rebounds, 11.8 steals and 11.6 assists per game... Sophomore Kamau Stokes led the way in scoring at 10.8 points per game to go with a team-best 3.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per outing... Stokes had a tour-high 20 points in the loss to the Kosovo National Team.
Freshman Xavier Sneed, who scored in double figures in the first four contests, also averaged double figures at 10.4 points per game to go with 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game... Sophomore Dean Wade averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, while senior D.J. Johnson led the way in rebounding at 6.8 per outing to go with an 8.0 points per game average on 69.6 percent shooting... Five other players averaged better than 5 points per game (Barry Brown (7.6 ppg.), Carlbe Ervin II (6.8 ppg.), Isaiah Maurice (6.2 ppg.), Brian Patrick (6.2 ppg.) and Wesley Iwundu (5.4 ppg.).

PAIR OF FRESHMEN TO MISS 2016-17 SEASON

Freshmen Cartier Diarra and James Love III are expected to miss the 2016-17 season after going down with injuries.
Diarra went down with a knee injury in a practice in early July and underwent surgery on July 13.
Love broke his foot in a practice in late October and underwent surgery on Nov. 5.
Diarra averaged a double-double of 18.8 points and 11.0 rebounds per game his senior season at West Florence High School en route to earning Class 4A All-State honors from the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA)... Love averaged 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks per game as a senior at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla.

UP NEXT: WESTERN ILLINOIS (0-0)
K-State officially opens the 2016-17 season on Friday, Nov. 11 when the Wildcats play to Western Illinois in the second game of a doubleheader at 8 p.m.