KANSAS STATE (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) vs. 14/13 TEXAS TECH (15-3, 4-2 Big 12)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 >> 6:01 p.m. CT >> Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) >> Manhattan, Kan.
Diversity and Inclusion Game
The first 1,000 fans will receive a Diversity and Inclusion wristband, while special T-shirts are available for $14.99 at K-State Superstore locations and the concourse on gameday.
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 452-239/21st season
At K-State: 139-84/7th season
vs Texas Tech: 8-6 (5-1 at home)
Texas Tech: Chris Beard (Texas ’95)
Overall: 231-77/10th season
At Texas Tech: 60-27/3rd season
- Kansas State: 4-1 (1-1 on the road)
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (14-4, 4-2 Big 12)
G: #3 Kamau Stokes
G: #5 Barry Brown, Jr.
G/F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #32 Dean Wade
F: #14 Makol Mawien
Texas Tech (15-3, 4-2 Big 12)
G: #13 Matt Mooney
G: #23 Jarrett Culver
G: #25 Davide Moretti
F: #11 Tariq Owens
C: #32 Norense Odiase
Overall: K-State leads 23-16
Current Streak: Texas Tech, 3
In Manhattan: K-State leads 15-3
At Bramlage Coliseum: K-State leads 11-3
Last Meeting: L, 57-63, 1/5/19
Weber vs. Beard: 1-4 (1-1 at home)
- Kansas State (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) wraps up a brief 2-game homestand on Tuesday, as the Wildcats play host to 14/13 Texas Tech (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) in a test of the Big 12’s top defenses at Bramlage Coliseum. The game will tip at 6:01 p.m., CT on ESPN2 with Jon Sciambi (play-by-play) and Fran Fraschilla (analyst) on the call.
- Tuesday’s contest will pit two of the top scoring defenses, as Texas Tech ranks second in the nation in allowing just 55.8 points per game, including 63 points in Big 12 play, while K-State ranks fourth in allowing 59.2 points per game, including a Big 12-best 62.0 points in league action. The Red Raiders allow opponents to shoot a Big 12-best 34.9 percent from the field, including 26.2 percent from 3-point range, while forcing a Big 12-high 16.2 turnovers per game, while the Wildcats allow opponents to connect on 40.6 percent from the field, including 30.6 percent from 3-point range, with 15.3 turnovers per contest.
- K-State ran its winning streak to 4 games on Saturday afternoon with another defense gem, holding the Big 12’s top scoring offense (80.4 ppg.) to a season-low in points in earning a 65-55 victory over TCU. The Wildcats jumped out to an 11-3 lead and never trailed in winning wire-to-wire for the second consecutive Big 12 game, as junior Xavier Sneed paced three players in double figures with a season-high 18 points, while Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week Dean Wade added 16 points to go with a game-high 6 assists.
- Wade, who is just 3 games back from missing 6 games due to injury, averaged 18 points and 3.5 assists in helping the Wildcats to victories over No. 20/19 Oklahoma and TCU last week. Wade follows teammate Barry Brown, Jr., who was named Big 12 Player of the Week on Jan. 14 after hitting back-to-back game-winners vs. West Virginia (1/9/19) and No. 20/21 Iowa State (1/12/19). They are the first Wildcats to win Big 12 Player of the Week in consecutive weeks since Rodney McGruder did it in back-to-back weeks on Dec. 24, 2012 and Jan. 7, 2013.
- Texas Tech enters Tuesday’s game with consecutive losses for the first time this season after dropping games to Iowa State (68-64) and at Baylor (73-62). The Red Raiders, who are led by Big 12 Player of the Year candidate Jarrett Culver, who leads the squad in scoring (18.8 ppg.), rebounding (7.1 rpg.) and assists (3.9 apg.).
- This will be the 40th meeting between K-State and Texas Tech with the Wildcats holding a 23-16 advantage, including a 15-3 mark in games played at home. The Red Raiders have won 6 of the last 8 meetings (3 in a row), including a 63-57 victory on Jan. 5 at home, in which, the Wildcats could not overcome a 16-point deficit.
NOTES ON 14/13 TEXAS TECH
- No. 14/13 Texas Tech (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) has dropped back-to-back games in Big 12 play to Iowa State (68-64) and at Baylor (73-62) after winning 15 of its first 16 games, including the first 4 in league action. The Red Raiders connected on 46.7 percent from the field in the loss to the Bears, but allowed 11 Baylor 3-pointers and 11 second-chance points on 12 offensive rebounds.
- Texas Tech is averaging 71.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting, including 34.1 percent from 3-point range, to go with 35.2 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.2 blocks per game, while allowing a Big 12-best 55.8 points on 34.9 percent shooting, including 26.2 percent from 3-point range. The team is connecting on 70.5 percent from the free throw line.
- A Big 12 Player of the Year candidate, sophomore Jarrett Culver, , paces the Red Raiders in scoring (18.8 ppg.), rebounding (7.1 rpg.) and assists (3.9 apg.) while connecting on 54.2 percent shooting from the field, including 36.8 percent from 3-point range. Two other players are averaging in double figures in graduate transfer Matt Mooney (10.7 ppg.) and sophomore Davide Moretti (10.0 ppg.), while graduate transfer Tariq Owens has a team-high 2.6 blocks to go with 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
- Texas Tech is led by head coach Chris Beard, who has posted a 60-27 (.690) record in his third season. He has a 231-77 (.750) overall record in his 10th season as a head coach, which includes stints at McMurry (2012-13), Angelo State (2013-15) and Little Rock (2015-16).
- K-State and Texas Tech will meet for the 40th time in their histories with the Wildcats holding a 23-16 advantage in the series, including a 15-3 mark at home. The Wildcats own a slight 16-15 edge since the start of Big 12 play.
- Texas Tech has won 6 of the last 8 meetings, including 3 in a row dating back to 2018. Last season, the Red Raiders swept the season series for the first time since the start of round-robin play in 2013 with a 74-58 victory at home on Jan. 6 before a 66-47 win in Manhattan on Feb. 10. It was the first win at Bramlage Coliseum since 2007, snapping a 8-game losing streak.
- In the last meeting between the schools on Jan. 5 in Lubbock, Texas Tech led wire-to-wire for a 63-57 victory, as K-State could not recover from a 16-point deficit. Senior Barry Brown, Jr., led three Wildcats in double figures with 16 points, while junior Makol Mawien had a double-double with 10 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.
- Head coach Bruce Weber is 8-6 all-time against Texas Tech, including a 5-1 mark at home, while Weber is 1-4 against head coach Chris Beard.
- Senior Dean Wade has had the most success against Texas Tech in his career, averaging 12.2 points on 49 percent shooting in 6 career games (6 starts), while fellow senior Barry Brown, Jr., has averaged 11.4 points and 2.3 steals in 7 career games (6 starts) vs. the Red Raiders.
HISTORY AT BRAMLAGE COLISEUM
- K-State has posted a 374-117 (.762) record at Bramlage Coliseum since its opening during the 1988-89 season. The 374 wins are the second-most at a home venue, trailing the 378 wins at Ahearn Field House (1950-88).
- K-State has registered a 173-37 (.823) record at home over the past 13 seasons, including a 74-32 (.695) mark in Big 12 play. The 173 wins rank fourth among all Big 12 schools in that span, while the 74 league victories at home rank third. In all, the program has earned double-digit victories in 25 of its 30 seasons in the arena, including a streak of 17 straight seasons.
- Head coach Bruce Weber has tallied an 89-21 (.809) record at Bramlage Coliseum since taking over at K-State. The 21 losses (18 of which have come in Big 12 play) have come by a total of 160 points or 7.6 points per game.
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