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Kansas State-Baylor men’s basketball preview

Baylor’s Kenny Chery came away with a steal in front of Kansas’ Cliff Alexander (bottom left) and Perry Ellis during a game earlier this month.
Baylor’s Kenny Chery came away with a steal in front of Kansas’ Cliff Alexander (bottom left) and Perry Ellis during a game earlier this month. The Associated Press

No. 22 Baylor at Kansas State

P

No.

Kansas State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

42

Thomas Gipson

6-7

Sr.

11.4

F

11

Nino Williams

6-5

Sr.

10.4

G

25

Wesley Iwundu

6-7

So.

5.4

G

2

Marcus Foster

6-3

So.

13.7

G

1

Jevon Thomas

6-0

So.

6.1

P

No.

Baylor

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

00

Royce O’Neale

6-6

Sr.

9.9

F

2

Rico Gathers

6-8

Jr.

10.3

F

35

Johnathan Motley

6-9

Fr.

10.3

G

1

Kenny Chery

5-11

Sr.

10.4

G

11

Lester Medford

5-10

Jr.

8.1

▪ WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

▪ TV/RADIO: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)

▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (10-7, 3-1 Big 12): The Wildcats have won three straight after losing three in a row. Their winning streak is over TCU, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. A win against Baylor would further validate the Wildcats’ recent success. Foster seems to have turned things around, having scored at least 14 points in three straight games. Justin Edwards and Stephen Hurt have also been effective off the bench during K-State’s winning streak.

▪ ABOUT BAYLOR (13-3, 2-2 Big 12): The Bears are coming off their biggest victory of the season, a 74-73 win against No. 11 Iowa State. Baylor hit a game-winning shot in the closing moments to beat the Cyclones, evening their Big 12 record at .500 after losing their first two games against Oklahoma and Kansas. Gathers has become a rebounding force for Baylor. The well-built junior is averaging a double-double. Chery also continues to improve as a guard. He is now a double-digit scorer.

To reach Kellis Robinett, send email to krobinett@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @KellisRobinett.

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