rv/rv KANSAS STATE (16-5, 5-3 Big 12) vs. 5/5 KANSAS (17-4, 6-2 Big 12)
Monday, January 29, 2018 >> 8 p.m. CT >> Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) >> Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 429-228/20th season
At K-State: 116-73/6th season
- Kansas: 2-12 (2-3 at home)
Kansas: Bill Self (Oklahoma State ’85)
Career Record: 640-197/25th Year
Record at Kansas: 433-91/15th Year
- Kansas State: 26-5 (10-4 on the road)
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (16-5, 5-3 Big 12)
G: #2 Cartier Diarra
G: #5 Barry Brown, Jr.
G: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #14 Makol Mawien
Kansas (17-4, 6-2 Big 12)
G: #2 Lagerald Vick
G: #4 Devonte Graham
G: #10 Svi Mykhailiuk
G: #14 Malik Newman
F: #35 Udoka Azubuike
Overall: Kansas leads 194-93
Big 12 era: Kansas leads 47-5
In Manhattan: Kansas leads 77-47
In Lawrence: Kansas leads 89-35
Active Streak: Kansas, 6
Weber vs. Kansas: 2-12 (2-3 at home)
Self vs. K-State: 26-5 (10-4 on the road)
Weber vs. Self: 3-13 (3-3 at home)
- Kansas State (16-5, 5-3 Big 12) makes a quick turnaround on Monday night, as the Wildcats play host to archrival and No. 5/5 Kansas (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) in the 288th edition of the Dillon’s Sunflower Showdown at 8 p.m., CT. The teams enter Monday’s contest as two of the hottest in the Big 12 with K-State winning five of its last six games, including four in a row, while Kansas has won six of its last seven outings. Monday’s game will air nationally on ESPN and the WatchESPN app with Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sidelines) on the call.
- The rivalry ranks as the eighth-longest continuously played in the country (have met at least twice every season since 1912) with the sixth-most gamed played (287). Kansas’ 194 wins are the most against one opponent in NCAA history, while K-State’s 93 victories are the most by any Kansas opponent. The series dates to a 54-39 win by the Jayhawks at home on Jan. 25, 1907.
- Kansas leads the all-time series, 194-93, including an 77-47 mark in games played in Manhattan, with K-State. The Jayhawks have won 46 of the last 51 meetings in the Big 12 era, including 17 of 21 at Bramlage Coliseum. However, since the Wildcats ended a 24-game homecourt losing streak to the Jayhawks in the series in 2008, they have almost played even with wins in four of the last 10 meetings. Kansas has won the last six overall matchups, including a 73-72 victory at home on Jan. 13. The last win by K-State came at home, 70-63, on Feb. 23, 2015.
- Monday’s contest will end a stretch of five home games in a seven-game stretch, as K-State will play three of its next four on the road, beginning Saturday at 7/7 West Virginia (16-5, 5-3 Big 12). The Wildcats are 11-2 at home this season, including 11-1 at Bramlage Coliseum, with four straight wins (Oklahoma State, No. 4/6 Oklahoma, No. 24/25 TCU and Georgia). The team is 2-3 vs. Top 25 foes this season.
- K-State ran its winning streak to four games on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats used stellar team defense and a 20-point effort from junior Dean Wade to gut out a 56-51 victory over Georgia in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Bulldogs, which was held to a season-low 51 points on 37 percent shooting, was held to just one field goal in the last 7:22 of the game, including a stretch of 6:49. Wade scored 11 of his game-high 20 points after halftime, including back-to-back buckets in the last 1:48 of the contest in a game that saw seven lead changes and six ties. The Wildcats finish non-conference play with an 11-2 record, including 8-0 mark at Bramlage Coliseum.
- Junior Barry Brown, Jr., along with Wade, have stepped up their games with the absence of Kamau Stokes, averaging 22.0 and 19.5 points per game in guiding the Wildcats to wins in five of their last six games, including four straight. The duo has accounted for 53.7 percent (249) of the team’s points during this stretch, which has included five consecutive 20-point games for Wade and two 30-point outings by Brown.
- Redshirt freshman Cartier Diarra has performed well since being inserted in starting lineup due to the Stokes injury, averaging 12.9 points on 58.5 percent shooting (31-of-53), including 50 percent (11-of-22) from 3-point range, with 3.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.4 minutes per game.
NOTES ON 5/5 KANSAS
- No. 5/5 Kansas enters Monday’s game with a 17-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in Big 12 play after posting a 79-68 win over Texas A&M in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Senior sharp-shooter Svi Mykhailiuk paced three players in double figures with a game-high 24 points on 8-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-8 from long range. The Jayhawks have won six of their last seven games and boast a 4-1 record on the road with its only blemish coming in an 85-80 setback at Oklahoma on Jan. 23.
- Kansas once again is one of the most potent offenses in the country, ranking in the Top 25 in eight categories, including 22nd in scoring offense (83.8 ppg.), 16th in field goal percentage (49.9), 17th in scoring margin (+13.5), 19th in the 3-point field goal percentage (40.5), 16th in 3-point field goals per game (10.6), 12th in both assists per game (17.8) and assist turnover ratio (1.51). They are dangerous from long range with four players with 35 or more 3-point field goals, including 50+ from Mykhailiuk (74) and senior guard Devonte’ Graham (63). The Jayhawks are allowing just 70.4 points per game on 40.7 percent shooting, including 31.7 percent from 3-point range. They are shooting 69.3 percent from the free throw line.
- Kansas is a balanced offensive teams with five players averaging in double digits led by Graham’s team-best 17.3 points per game on 40.2 percent shooting, including 41.4 percent from 3-point range, and ranks seventh nationally in assists per game (7.4 apg.) and 33rd in 3-point field goals per game (3.05). Mykhailiuk, who ranks ninth in 3-point field goals per game (3.5), is second in scoring at 16.8 points per game on 45.7 percent shooting, including 47.4 percent from long range. Udoka Azubuike (13.9 ppg.), Lagerald Vick (13.4 ppg.) and Malik Newman (11.9 ppg.) also average double figures. Azubuike, who leads the Big 12 and the nation in field goal percentage at 76.1 percent, leads the way in both rebounds (7.6 rpg.) and blocked shots (1.7 bpg.).
- Kansas is led by Hall of Fame head coach Bill Self, who has a 433-91 (.826) record in his 15th season leading the Jayhawks. Overall, he is 640-197 (.764) in his 25th season as head coach leading Oral Roberts (1993-97), Tulsa (1997-2000), Illinois (2000-03) and now Kansas.
- This will be 288th meeting between Kansas State and Kansas on the hardwood, including the 53rd in the Big 12 era, with the Jayhawks holding a 194-93 advantage in a series that dates to 1907. The 194 wins are the most against one opponent in the country, while the 93 victories by the Wildcats are the most by a Kansas opponent. The Jayhawks own a 77-47 lead on the road, including a 17-4 mark since the start of Big 12 play. The two schools have met at least once every season since 1912. It is the eighth-longest continuously played rivalry, while it ties for the sixth-most games played.
- Kansas holds a 47-5 mark in the Big 12 era and have won 20 of the last 23 meetings, including 13 of the last 15 games.
- Kansas has won six consecutive in the series, including the last two at Bramlage Coliseum, with the last K-State win coming, 70-63, at home on Feb. 23, 2015. Since losing 24 straight at home to the Jayhawks (1984-2007), the Wildcats have gone 4-6 in the last 10 meetings in Manhattan.
- K-State’s second-half rally came up short against No. 3/3 Kansas, 74-71, in the latest meeting on Feb. 6, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum. After the Wildcats tied it at 63-all on forward Dean Wade’s third 3-point field goal with 2:53 to play, the Jayhawks scored six straight points to take control of the game. The late 6-0 run was keyed by guard Svi Mykhailiuk’s 3-pointer with 2:34 remaining. K-State closed to within 72-69 on a 3-pointer by guard Kamau Stokes with 22 seconds to play, but guard Devonte’ Graham canned a pair of free throws with 17 seconds to end any further comeback.
- Head coach Bruce Weber is 2-12 all-time against Kansas, including 2-3 at home.
LAST MEETING: 12/12 KANSAS 73, K-STATE 72
- Junior Barry Brown, Jr.’s off-balanced 3-pointer missed at the buzzer, as No. 12/12 Kansas held on for a 73-72 win over K-State in the last meeting between the teams at Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 13. The two teams battled through eight ties in the final 8:28 of the game before sophomore guard Malik Newman converted on the second of two free throws to give Kansas a 73-72 lead with 15 seconds remaining. Brown inbounded the ball and took a contested 3-pointer as time expired. It marked the second consecutive season that K-State fell in dramatic fashion to Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, where the Wildcats have now lost 12 consecutive games dating back to 2007.
- Junior Dean Wade led K-State with a team-high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal in 38 minutes. It marked the third consecutive 20-point game for Wade against Kansas. Redshirt freshman Cartier Diarra tallied a career-high in points for the second consecutive game with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-5 from long range, while sophomore Xavier Sneed and Brown added 14 and 12 points, respectively. Brown dished out a game-high 6 assists, while Sneed had a team-high 7 rebounds.
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