No. 19 West Virginia at Kansas State
Daxter Miles Jr.
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; KCTE (1510 AM and 99.3 FM)
▪ ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA (11-1): The Mountaineers are on a four-game winning streak after winning 88-63 at Virginia Tech on Wednesday. Senior forward Jonathan Holton already has four double-doubles, but doesn’t lead the team in rebounding and isn’t one of the three scoreres for West Virginia. Off the bench, guards Jaysean Paige and Tarik Phillip are both capable of putting up big numbers.
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (10-2): The steady play of Kamau Stokes has been an unexpected benefit for K-State. The freshman guard from Baltimore has helped steady the Wildcats’ backcourt and has answered one of the biggest questions on the roster. Running the offense, Stokes has started all 12 games and averages 9.3 points, 3.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds. “I think a lot of people, a lot of fans and media, really wondered what was going to happen at point guard,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said. “And he’s been the answer. I think he’ll tell you he has a lot of work left to do, but we’re very happy with what he’s done so far.”
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