Television: The Iowa State-Kansas State game will be televised by ESPN Regional...Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) and Steve Bardo (color) will call the action...the game will be shown on the following stations: Mediacom Channel 20 (Des Moines/Ames) and KWKB (Cedar Rapids).
Last Time Out: Iowa State returns to action to open conference play after a nine-day layoff during the first part of January...ISU ended its non-conference season with a 10-3 mark, playing one of its toughest non-conference slates in recent memory...ISU has played three teams ranked in the top-30 of the latest RPI (10. Ohio State, 14. Northern Iowa, 17. Iowa, 18 Colorado State, 21. Iona and 30. Northwestern State), going 4-2 against those teams...ISU's strength of schedule is currently the 16th-best in the nation...ISU closed out its non-conference portion of the year with a 59-51 victory over Tennessee State on Dec. 28...the Cyclones came out of the gates slow and registered their worst shooting (36.7 percent) and scoring output (59) of the season in the win...ISU was down 13-2 to start the game, but ended the first half on a 32-10 run to take a 34-23 advantage at the break...Rahshon Clark led ISU with 14 points and hit a late 3-pointer that put the game out of reach...Clark was 4-for-10 from 3-point range in the game, marking his fifth game in his last eight with three or more treys...Clark leads the team with 22 3-pointers...Will Blalock chipped in with 10 points and five assists in the game...Blalock ranks second nationally in assists at 7.2 apg...Curtis Stinson tallied 10 points and eight boards vs. TSU...Stinson leads ISU in scoring at 18.8 ppg and ranks 47th nationally in steals at 2.5 spg...ISU is on pace to have one of the best opponent turnover totals in school history...through 13 games, ISU's opponents are averaging 20.2 tpg...ISU has forced 20 or more turnovers eight times, with a season-high 26 against Colorado State...ISU's ability to rack up steals is a key reason for its high opponent turnover numbers...ISU ranks second in the Big 12 and 28th nationally in steals (10.0 spg), tallying 10 or more steals in all but four games this season.