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Three-minute preview: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. No. 21 Baylor

No. 21 Baylor at Kansas State

P

No.

Kansas State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

41

Stephen Hurt

6-11

Sr.

7.0

F

4

D.J. Johnson

6-9

Jr.

7.5

G

25

Wesley Iwundu

6-7

Jr.

12.8

G

5

Barry Brown

6-3

Fr.

8.7

G

1

Carlbe Ervin

6-3

Jr.

2.9

P

No.

Baylor

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

2

Rico Gathers

6-8

Sr.

12.7

F

21

Taurean Prince

6-7

Sr.

14.9

G

25

Al Freeman

6-3

So.

11.5

G

24

Ishmail Wainright

6-5

Jr.

5.3

G

11

Lester Medford

5-10

Sr.

9.0

▪ WHEN/WHERE: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNews; WHB (810 AM)

▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (14-9, 3-7 Big 12): The Wildcats are hoping to build off their biggest victory of the season, an 80-69 upset of No. 1 Oklahoma. It was their first win over a ranked team all season after eight failed attempts. K-State nearly took down Baylor in their first meeting at Waco, falling in double overtime. It has struggled against zone defenses all season, but put up a good fight against Baylor’s 2-3 zone behind 20 points from injured point guard Kamau Stokes. Someone new will have to step this time around with Stokes sidelined.

▪ ABOUT BAYLOR (17-6, 6-4 Big 12): The Bears have struggled since they beat K-State last month, losing three of their last five and two in a row to fall out of first place in the Big 12 standings. Its victories came against Oklahoma State and Georgia. It will try to turn things around against K-State on Wednesday. Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince continue to be one of the most formidable frontcourts in the conference. Gathers averages a double-double and Prince is the team’s leading scorer. Ishmail Wainright is from Kansas City and attended Raytown South before graduating from Montrose Christian, a Maryland prep school.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett

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