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Three-minute preview: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. No. 1 Oklahoma

No. 1 Oklahoma at Kansas State

P

No.

Kansas State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

41

Stephen Hurt

6-11

Sr.

7.0

F

32

Dean Wade

6-10

Fr.

9.9

G

25

Wesley Iwundu

6-7

Jr.

12.4

G

14

Justin Edwards

6-4

Sr.

11.5

G

1

Carlbe Ervin

6-3

Jr.

3.0

P

No.

Oklahoma

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

00

Ryan Spangler

6-8

Sr.

11.0

F

12

Khadeem Lattin

6-9

So.

6.2

G

11

Isaiah Cousins

6-4

Sr.

13.3

G

24

Buddy Hield

6-4

Sr.

25.8

G

10

Jordan Woodard

6-0

Jr.

14.4

▪ WHEN/WHERE: 5 p.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)

▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (13-9, 2-7 Big 12): The Wildcats hope an enthusiastic home crowd will help them against Oklahoma. K-State is 11-2 at Bramlage Coliseum this season. Expect Ervin to start his second straight game at point guard in place of Kamau Stokes. But if he struggles, Barry Brown and Iwundu will slide over and handle the ball. Hurt may be a player to watch in this game. He tends to play well against Oklahoma and is coming off a double-double at Kansas.

▪ ABOUT OKLAHOMA (19-2, 7-2 Big 12): The Sooners are one of the hardest teams to defend on the three-point line. Both Buddy Hield and Jordan Woodard shoot better than 50 percent from beyond the arc. As a team, they make 46.2 percent of their threes. Four different Oklahoma players average 11 or more points. Hield ranks second nationally averaging 25.8. He scored 31 against K-State last month.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett

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