KANSAS STATE (9-21, 2-15 Big 12) vs. IOWA STATE (12-18, 5-12 Big 12)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 // 3:01 p.m. CT // Bramlage Coliseum (12,528) // Manhattan, Kan.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+ / WatchESPN
- Mark Neely (play-by-play)
- Lance Blanks (analyst)
- Sean Jackson (producer)
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Single Game: $25 (bench & GA)/$50 (chairback)
Wildcat 4-Pack: $75 ($18.75 each)
Kansas State: Bruce Weber (Wis.-Milwaukee ’78)
Overall: 472-265/22nd season
At K-State: 159-110/8th season
vs. Iowa State: 6-11 (4-3 at home)
Iowa State: Steve Prohm (Alabama ‘97)
Overall: 199-100/9th season
At Iowa State: 95-71/5th season
vs. Kansas State: 7-3 (3-1 on the road)
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
Kansas State (9-21)
G: #2 Cartier Diarra
G: #00 Mike McGuirl
G: #03 DaJuan Gordon
G/F: #20 Xavier Sneed
F: #14 Makol Mawien
Iowa State (12-18)
G: #11 Prentiss Nixon
G: #3 Tre Jackson
G: #45 Rasir Bolton
F: #12 Michael Jacobson
F: #33 Solomon Young
Overall: K-State leads 140-90
Current Streak: Iowa State, 3
In Manhattan: K-State leads 81-28
At Bramlage Coliseum: K-State leads 21-10
Last Meeting: L, 63-73, 2/8/2020 [Ames, Iowa]
Weber vs. Prohm: 3-7 (1-3 at home)
- Kansas State (9-21, 2-15 Big 12) concludes the regular season with a visit from Iowa State (12-18, 5-12 Big 12) on Saturday, as the Wildcats celebrate Senior Day at Bramlage Coliseum. The Cyclones won the first meeting, 73-63, at home on Feb. 8 and will be looking to sweep the regular-season series for the first time since 2017. ISU has won 3 of the last 4 meetings in Manhattan. The athletics department will honor senior managers Jon Hoard, Collin Jasper, Regan Steele and Kyle Weide as well as senior players Pierson McAtee, Makol Mawien and Xavier Sneed in a pre-game ceremony. The game will tip at 3:01 p.m., CT on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Lance Blanks (analyst) on the call.
- K-State is locked into the 10-seed at next week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship and will play the still-to-be determined 7-seed on Wednesday night at 8 p.m., CT on ESPNU. The options for the 7-seed include Oklahoma (18-12, 8-9 Big 12), West Virginia (20-10, 8-9 Big 12) and TCU (16-14, 7-10 Big 12). This will be just the third time (2015 and 2016) since 2007 that the Wildcats will play on the first day of the tournament, while it will be the third time (2001 and 2005) as the 10-seed.
- K-State saw its losing streak hit 10 games on Wednesday night, as Oklahoma State broke open a tight contest with a 10-0 run with just under 9 minutes to play in a 69-63 victory at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Wildcats led 49-46 before OSU called what turned out to be a pivotal timeout with 8:59 to play. Out of the timeout, senior Cameron McGriff got loose for an easy dunk that sparked the 10-0 run, flipping the 3-point deficit into a 56-49 lead with 6:36 remaining. K-State was led by junior Cartier Diarra’s game-high 16 points, which marked the third straight game he has led in scoring, while junior Mike McGuirl and senior Xavier Sneed added 11 and 10 points, respectively. The team connected on just 36.2 percent from the field.
- The loss was yet another disappointing one for the Wildcats, which has now lost 13 games by single digits (including 8 in Big 12 play) and 7 by 5 points or less. During the current 10-game skid, the team has lost 7 games by 10 points or less, including 6 by single digits. The 13 losses by single digits are the most since the 2002-03 team also lost 13 games by single digits.
- During the 10-game losing streak, K-State has allowed opponents to average 69.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting, including 37.5 percent from 3-point range, and 73.6 percent from the free throw line, while averaging just 61.1 points on 39.9 percent shooting, including 27.9 percent from long range, and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. Senior Xavier Sneed is averaging 13.7 points during that span, but is connecting on just 30.8 percent (37-of-120) from the field.
- Injuries have been a big part of K-State’s season, as 4 players have combined to miss 55 games, which has caused coach Bruce Weber to use 9 starting lineups. The 9 lineups are the most since using 11 in 2014-15 with at least one true freshman starting in 27 of 30 games, including rookies Montavious Murphy and DaJuan Gordon starting together in 7 Big 12 games. The last time a pair of freshmen started together in more than one game came when Barry Brown, Jr., and Dean Wade started the last 9 games of the 2015-16 season.
Tom Gilbert / Director for Men's Basketball Communications - K-State