Men's Basketball Holds Opening Scrimmage


– The Kansas State men’s basketball team held a spirited opening scrimmage on Saturday with the squad being broken down into Purple and White teams for three, six-minute scrimmages.

The White squad won two of the three scrimmages, including 12-9 in the first and 15-12 in the third with the second one ending in a 6-all tie. Junior
Wesley Iwundu led the way with 12 points on the day to go with 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Freshman guard Kamau Stokes scored 8 points to go with 3 assists and 2 steals, while fellow rookie Ron Freeman and senior Stephen Hurt each had 7 points. Hurt led all players with 7 rebounds. Junior D.J. Johnson added 4 points and 4 rebounds as he returns from missing the 2014-15 season due to injury. Other notable contributors included junior Austin Budke (6), freshman Isaiah Maurice (6), freshman Barry Brown (5) and senior Brian Rohleder (5).

The team was without five players who were held out due to minor injuries, including senior
Justin Edwards and newcomers Carlbe Ervin II, Dean Wade, Dante Williams and Zach Winter.

K-State will hold a second public scrimmage at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bramlage Coliseum, which will conclude with a 30-minute autograph session. Fans can also pick up team posters and schedule cards at the event.

The team returns six lettermen, including five with starting experience, highlighted by Edwards and Iwundu to go with 10 newcomers, including seven scholarship players.

Single-game tickets for the 19-game home schedule, excluding the Kansas game, went on sale to the public on Oct. 5, including the new Bramlage Bundle. Several season ticket packages as well as the Holiday and 6-game Mini-Plans are also currently on sale.

The team plays the first of their two exhibition games on Friday, Oct. 30 when the Wildcats host Emporia State at 7 p.m.

Fans can purchase tickets in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.