KANSAS STATE (1-0) vs. UMKC (1-1)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 >> 7:10 p.m. CT >> Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) >> Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 414-223/20th season
At K-State: 101-68/6th season
- UMKC: 2-0
UMKC: Kareem Richardson (Evansville ‘97)
Overall: 55-76/5th season
At UMKC: Same
- Kansas State: 0-1
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (1-0)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown, Jr.
G: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #14 Makol Mawien
G: #0 Xavier Bishop
G: #2 Isaiah Ross
G: #10 Broderick Robinson
F: #5 Jordan Giles
F: #30 Aleer Leek
Overall: K-State leads 17-1
In Manhattan: K-State leads 11-0
Last Meeting: K-State, 83-73, 11/17/2014
Weber vs. Richardson: Weber leads 1-0
- Kansas State (1-0) continues its 6-game homestand to start the 2017-18 season, as the Wildcats play host to UMKC (1-1) at 7 p.m., on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has won 17 of the 18 meetings in the series, including the 11 played at home (10-0 at Bramlage Coliseum). The matchup will mark the second time in four years that the two teams have squared off in the second game of the season with K-State coming from behind to post a 83-73 win over the Kangaroos on Nov. 17, 2014.
- Tuesday’s contest will be the second of four home games in an 11-day span before the Wildcats embark upon their first road trip at the Las Vegas Invitational, Nov. 23-24, at the Orleans Arena against Arizona State (1-0), George Washington (1-0) and No. 17/17 Xavier (1-0). The squad plays reigning Big West champion UC Irvine (1-1) on Friday night before hosting Northern Arizona (0-1) on Monday, Nov. 20.
- K-State is attempting to start 2-0 for 14th time in the last 15 seasons and have won its second game of the season 14 consecutive times. The Wildcats have started 2-0 or better 13 times in the last 14 seasons with the lone exception of the 2013-14 season when the squad lost their opener to Northern Colorado. Last season, the team started the season 5-0 before suffering their first loss to No. 23 Maryland.
- The Wildcats have won 17 consecutive games against non-conference opponents in home venues (16 at Bramlage Coliseum). Overall, the school has an 88-5 (.946) record at home in non-conference play since 2006-07, including 86-4 (.956) in the regular season, and has won 77 of their last 80 non-conference home games.
- K-State opened its 114th season on Friday night with a convincing 83-45 win over Patriot League for American, as the team dominated on both ends of the court. The Wildcats connected on 54.7 percent (29-of-53) of their field goals, including 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from 3-point range, while holding the Eagles to just 30.4 percent (17-of-56).
- It was the largest victory in an opener since also winning by 38 points against Loyola Chicago on Nov. 13, 2009 and the fewest points allowed in an opener since also holding South Dakota to 45 points in a 50-point win on Nov. 29, 1986.
- Junior Dean Wade was one of five Wildcats to register double figures with a game-high 17 points on 6-of-7 field goals, including all 3 treys, with 4 rebounds and 3 assists in just 24 minutes. Redshirt freshman Cartier Diarra and sophomore Makol Mawien had impressive debuts, as Diarra collected 13 points off the bench on 4-of-5 shooting with 4 assists and Mawien nearly had a double-double with 12 points (5-of-7 field goals) with a game-high 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in a start. Juniors Barry Brown, Jr., (10) and Kamau Stokes (10) also scored in double digits.
- With the win, K-State is now 89-25 (.781) all-time in season openers, including a 77-9 (.895) mark at home. The team is now 26-4 (.867) at Bramlage Coliseum in home openers, including a 24-2 (.923) record in season openers. Head coach Bruce Weber is now 18-2 (.900) in his 20-year head coaching career in season openers (Southern Illinois, Illinois and K-State), including an 18-1 (.947) mark in home openers. He is 5-1 in season openers at K-State.
NOTES ON UMKC
- UMKC enters Tuesday’s game with a 1-1 record after posting a 110-59 victory over Haskell on Sunday afternoon. The Kangaroos connected on 50.6 percent (39-of-77) from the field and out-scored Haskell, 56-14, in the paint and 33-3 in points off turnovers (off 28 miscues). Sophomore Jordan Giles led all scorers with 21 points, while sophomore Xavier Bishop and junior Mo Ahmed finished with 18 each.
- UMKC opened the year with a 109-57 setback at No. 7/8 Wichita State on Friday night, as the team hit on just 27.7 percent (18-of-65) from the field. The Shockers held a 47-4 advantage in the paint. Sophomore Isaiah Ross led with 12 points off the bench, while senior Broderick Robinson had 11 points and 5 rebounds.
- The Kangaroos are averaging 83.5 points per game on 40.1 percent shooting, including 32.7 percent from 3-point range, with 37.5 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 13.0 steals and 2.5 blocks per game, while allowing opponents to average 84 points on 45.5 percent shooting, including 41.4 percent from long range. The team is strong from the free throw line, averaging 18.5 makes per game on 74.0 percent shooting. The squad is forcing 21 turnovers per game and 13.0 steals per contest.
- Bishop is one of three players averaging in double figures for UMKC, as he leads the team with a 12.0 points per game average on 43.8 percent shooting to go with averages of 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game. Giles is averaging 11.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting, while Ross is averaging 11.0 points on 29.2 percent shooting with a team-tying 4 treys. Robinson leads in rebounding at 6.0 per game to go with a 6.5 points per game average.
- Head coach Kareem Richardson enters his fifth season at UMKC with a 55-76 (.420) overall record. He led the Kangaroos to a breakthrough season in 2016-17 with an 18-17 overall mark, the second-most victories in school history, and a trip to the CBI. It was the first postseason invitation in school history, which included a victory of Green Bay before ending the season at Wyoming. The team set program records six categories a year ago, including points (2,691), 3-pointers (315) and rebounds (1,213). He has been assistant at Wright State, UMKC, Drake, Xavier and Louisville.
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