Kansas State at No. 17 Iowa State
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 5 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa
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▪ TV/RADIO: ESPN2; WHB (810 AM)
▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (15-13, 4-11 Big 12): The Wildcats are searching for a pick-me up after losing four of their past five games, including back-to-back home games against Texas and Kansas. A victory at Iowa State would boost confidence and increase K-State’s hopes of reaching the NIT. Justin Edwards has been on a roll lately, scoring 11 or more points in six straight games. He played his best against Texas, finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
▪ ABOUT IOWA STATE (19-9, 8-7 Big 12): The Cyclones aren’t the Big 12 title contenders many expected them to be, but they are a top 25 team under first-year coach Steve Prohm. Iowa State has one of the best starting lineups in the country, with all five members averaging double figures. Iowa State has lost two conference games at home this season — to Baylor and West Virginia — but also knocked off Kansas and Oklahoma in Ames. K-State hasn’t won at Hilton Coliseum since 2011.
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