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Three-minute preview: Kansas State men’s basketball at Baylor

Kansas State at No. 20 Baylor

P

No.

Kansas State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

11

Nino Williams

6-5

Sr.

11.6

F

42

Thomas Gipson

6-7

Sr.

11.0

G

33

Brian Rohleder

6-3

Jr.

0.1

G

5

Tre Harris

6-5

Fr.

4.5

G

1

Jevon Thomas

6-0

So.

4.7

P

No.

Baylor

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

00

Royce O’Neale

6-6

Sr.

9.8

F

2

Rico Gathers

6-8

Jr.

11.1

F

35

Johnathan Motley

6-9

Fr.

8.5

G

1

Kenny Chery

5-11

Sr.

11.6

G

11

Lester Medford

5-10

Jr.

8.0

▪ WHEN/WHERE: Noon Saturday at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas

▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)

▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (13-14, 6-8 Big 12): The Wildcats followed a quality victory over Oklahoma with a disheartening loss to TCU. They have stayed in Texas since, trying to right the ship together. Big changes could be on the way to K-State’s starting lineup, with Weber using the same five players much of the second half against TCU. But players such as Marcus Foster and Wesley Iwundu will be key, even if they come off the bench. This is traditionally a good matchup for Williams, who had 18 points and seven rebounds against the Bears earlier this season.

▪ ABOUT BAYLOR (19-7, 7-6 Big 12): The Bears rebounded from losses to Oklahoma State and Kansas with a victory at Texas Tech. Baylor has had an interesting season, winning games convincingly over West Virginia, Texas and Oklahoma, but losing to K-State, Illinois and Oklahoma State twice. Gathers is the man that makes the Bears go, averaging a double-double. Baylor jumped out to a big lead against K-State earlier this season at Bramlage Coliseum, but was unable to sustain its hot play and lost.

| Kellis Robinett, krobinett@kcstar.com

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