KANSAS STATE (11-4, 1-2 Big 12) at 20/21 IOWA STATE (12-3, 2-1 Big 12)
Saturday, January 12, 2019 >> 11:01 a.m. CT >> Hilton Coliseum (14,384) >> Ames, Iowa
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 449-239/21st season
At K-State: 136-84/7th season
vs Iowa State: 5-8 (1-5 on the road)
Iowa State: Steve Prohm (Alabama ’97)
Overall: 176-73/8th season
At Iowa State: 72-44/4th season
- Kansas State: 4-2 (2-1 at home)
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (11-4, 1-2 Big 12)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #2 Cartier Diarra
G: #5 Barry Brown, Jr.
G/F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #14 Makol Mawien
Iowa State (12-3, 2-1 Big 12)
G: #1 Nick Weiler-Babb
G: #3 Marial Shayok
G: #22 Tyrese Haliburton
G: #11 Talen Horton-Tucker
F: #12 Michael Jacobson
Overall: K-State leads 139-87
Current Streak: K-State, 2
In Ames : K-State leads 51-50
At Hilton Coliseum: Iowa State leads 27-20
Last Meeting: W, 78-66, 2/17/18
Weber vs. Prohm: 2-4 (1-2 on the road)
- Kansas State (11-4, 1-2 Big 12) begins a 2-game road swing on Saturday, as the Wildcats travel to Ames, Iowa to take on No. 20/21 Iowa State (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) at Hilton Coliseum. The game will tip at 11 a.m., CT on ESPN2 with Chuckie Kempf (play-by-play) and Robbie Hummel (analyst) on the call.
- K-State is still looking for its first road victory of the season after falling to 0-3 with last Saturday’s 63-57 loss at No. 11/11 Texas Tech. The Wildcats dropped back-to-back-games at Marquette and Tulsa in early December prior to the loss in Lubbock and have lost 5 straight on the road dating to last season. The team ended a 6-game losing streak at Hilton Coliseum with a 91-75 win in the last meeting on Dec. 29, 2017. The Cyclones are 8-0 at home this season.
- Iowa State enters Saturday’s game with the Big 12’s best scoring offense at 81.3 points while connecting on 48.4 percent from the field, including 36.2 percent from 3-point range. The Cyclones are also first in 3-point field goals per game (8.9) and free throw percentage (73.0) and are second in scoring margin (+16.3), field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage. They are led by possible Big 12 Player of the Year candidate Marial Shayok, who averages a Big 12-best 20.1 points per game on 52.1 percent shooting, while three others (Michael Jacobson, Lindell Wigginton and Talen Horton-Tucker) also average double digits.
- This will be the 227th meeting between K-State and Iowa State with the Wildcats holding a 139-87 advantage, including a 51-50 edge in games played in Ames. The Cyclones have a slight 24-22 lead since the start of Big 12 play with wins in 6 of the last 7 meetings at Hilton Coliseum. K-State snapped a 2-game losing streak in the series by sweeping both regular season meetings, including a 91-75 victory in the Big 12 opener in the last meeting in Ames on Dec. 29, 2017.
- K-State ended a 2-game losing streak on Wednesday night by staging the largest comeback in school history, as the Wildcats rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit to knock off West Virginia, 71-69. After scoring 21 points on 29.2 percent shooting in the first half, the team erupted for 50 points on 62.1 percent shooting, including 63.6 percent, in the second half, as senior Barry Brown, Jr., scored 20 of his game-high 29 points after halftime. In all, the squad led for just 56 seconds in ending a 4-game losing streak to the Mountaineers. The 21-point comeback surpassed the previous high of 18 which came against Missouri in the finals of the first-ever Big Eight Tournament on March 4, 1977 when K-State rallied for a 72-67 overtime win. It marked the second time this season that the Wildcats have rallied from a second-half deficit after trailing by 16 in the 55-51 win over Southern Miss on Dec. 19.
- Brown collected his 18th career 20-point game with a game-high 29 points against West Virginia en route to becoming the ninth Wildcat and the first since Rodney McGruder in 2013 to eclipse 1,500 career points. Brown was joined in double figures by three other players (Mike McGuirl, Kamau Stokes and Xavier Sneed), as the Wildcats moved to 58-19 (.753) under coach Bruce Weber when four or more players scored in double figures. McGuirl scored a career-high 18 points, as he registered double figures for the first time since scoring 17 against Creighton in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
NOTES ON IOWA STATE
- No. 20/21 Iowa State (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) saw its 5-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday night, as Baylor held on for a 73-70 victory at the Ferrell Center after leading by 8 points at halftime. Big 12 Player of the Year candidate Marial Shayok led the way with 19 points. The Cyclones opened Big 12 play with wins at Oklahoma State (69-63) and to Kansas (77-60).
- Iowa State returns 6 lettermen, including 4 starters, from a squad that finished 13-18 overall, including 4-14 in the Big 12, in 2017-18.
- Iowa State is averaging a Big 12-best 81.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting, including 36.2 percent from 3-point range, to go with 36.3 rebounds, 16.7 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game, while allowing 65 points on 40.7 percent shooting, including 31.7 percent from 3-point range. The team is connecting on a Big 12-best 73 percent from the free throw line.
- Shayok paces four Cyclones in double figures at a Big 12-leading 20.1 points per game on 52.1 percent shooting, including 38.7 percent from 3-point range, to go with 5.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 31.3 minutes per game. He leads six players, including 3 with 20 or more, with double-digit 3-point field goals with 29. Fellow transfer Michael Jacobson averages 13.9 points on 60.9 percent shooting with a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game. Sophomore Lindell Wigginton, who is coming back from a foot injury after playing in 5 games, is averaging 12.8 points, while Big 12 Freshman of the Year candidate Talen Horton-Tucker is averaging 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Senior Nick Weiler-Babb and freshman Tyrese Haliburton are both averaging better than 8.6 points per game and have combined for 123 assists, while Haliburton also has 27 treys.
- Iowa State is led by fourth-year head coach Steve Prohm, who has posted a 72-44 (.621) mark while guiding the school to 2 NCAA Tournaments. He has a 176-73 (.707) record in his eighth season as a head coach, which includes a stint at Murray State (2011-15).
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