K-State Plays Lone Exhibition vs. Washburn Sunday


EXHIBITION
WASHBURN (0-0, 0-0 MIAA)
AT KANSAS STATE (0-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Sunday, November 9, 2014 >> Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) >> Manhattan, Kan. >> 2 p.m. CT

TELEVISION
FOX Sports Kansas City/Midwest 
Ben Boyle (play-by-play) >> Stan Weber (analyst)
DirecTV 671
Dish 418 or 412-08
AT&T U-verse 748

RADIO
K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)

LIVE STATS/AUDIO
Kstatesports.com
Stats – http://bit.ly/1tMiVwP
Audio – http://bit.ly/1ovOuvF

TICKETS
www.kstatesports.com/tickets
800.221.CATS
$15 (bench), $25 (chairbacks)
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COACHES
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (UW-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 360-176 (17th year)
At K-State: 47-21 (3rd year)
Exhibition: 3-0

Washburn: Bob Chipman (Kansas State ’73)
Overall: 757-314 (36th year)
At Washburn: 757-314 (36th year)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (0-0, 0-0 Big 12)
G – #23 Nigel Johnson/#1 Jevon Thomas
G - #14 Justin Edwards/#25 Wesley Iwundu
F - #41 Stephen Hurt/#10 Malek Harris

Washburn (0-0, 0-0 MIAA)
G - #2 Algie Key
G - #15 Kevin House
G - #21 Turon Parker
F - #22 Alex North
C - #24 Stephon Drane

INSIDE THE SERIES
Overall: K-State leads 27-13 (regular season only)
In Exhibition Play: K-State leads 4-0 (4-0 at home)
In Manhattan: K-State leads 16-5 (regular season only)
In Topeka: K-State leads 11-6 (regular season only)
Current Streak: K-State, 7 (exhibition play, 4)
Last Meeting: K-State won 81-61 in Manhattan (10/30/2012)
Weber vs. Chipman: Weber leads 1-0

EXHIBITION – QUICK HITTERS
Kansas State opens year three of the Bruce Weber era on Sunday at 2 pm, as the Wildcats play host to Division II foe Washburn (0-0) and alumnus Bob Chipman at Bramlage Coliseum in its lone exhibition game.
Chipman is a 1973 graduate of K-State and helped the Wildcats to 42 wins and a pair of Big Eight titles. He averaged 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in his two-year career after transferring from Genesee CC.
K-State is 55-18 (.753) all-time in exhibition play dating back to 1964, including 43-9 (.827) at home. The Wildcats are 37-9 (.804) at Bramlage Coliseum in exhibition play, including 15 consecutive wins dating back to 2004, which includes wins over the Ichabods in 2006 (94-90; 3 OTs), 2008 (81-57), 2010 (90-44) and 2012 (81-61). The four meetings with Washburn are the most against one team since K-State switched primarily to playing Division II teams in exhibition play in 2004, which includes Pittsburg State (three), Emporia State (two), Fort Hays State (two) and Newman (once).
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 Brazil in 2012 - a 77-75 loss to Tijuca on August 13, 2012.
Last season, the Wildcats won their only exhibition game, 75-54, over Pittsburg State on Nov. 1, 2013. K-State shot 36.4 percent from the field, including just 17.4 percent from 3-point range, while holding PSU to 30.8 percent and 12.5 percent from long range. 
Current sophomore Nigel Johnson led five players in double figures vs. Pittsburg State with a team-high 15 points, including a 10-of-10 effort from the free throw line, and team-best nine rebounds. Senior Nino Williams and sophomore Marcus Foster each added 13 points.
K-State won its last exhibition meeting with Washburn, 81-61, on Oct. 30, 2012, as the Wildcats connected on 50.9 percent from the field while holding the Ichabods to 34.4 percent shooting. Only three current players - Nino Williams, Thomas Gipson and D.J. Johnson - saw action in the last meeting with Williams leading in scoring (14) and rebounding (9).
K-State is 3-0 under Bruce Weber in exhibition play with wins over Washburn (81-61) and Emporia State (81-51) in 2012 and Pittsburg State.
The Wildcats return nine lettermen in 2014-15, including starters Marcus Foster, Thomas Gipson and Wesley Iwundu, from a team that posted a 20-13 overall record and 10-8 mark in league play en route to their school-record fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

UP NEXT: SOUTHERN UTAH (0-0)
Friday, November 14 >> Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) >> Manhattan, Kan.  >> 8 p.m. CT  >> FOX Sports Midwest