Stat Geek Sheet: Kansas State

It's a must-win for both teams on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum, but that's especially true of the Cyclones because they need to regain the momentum they had a week ago.

ISU-KSU Quick Facts

Kansas State owns the all-time series lead vs. Iowa State at 126-75...the Cyclones have a slight edge in games played in Ames at 47-45...ISU has won seven consecutive games against KSU in Hilton Coliseum...its last loss to Kansas State in Hilton was a 67-62 defeat on Feb. 6, 1999...KSU head coach Bob Huggins is in his first season with the Wildcats, but has a 2-1 record against ISU when he was head coach at Cincinnati...Huggins' Cincinnati team lost to ISU (67-66) in the second round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills, Michigan...Klay Edwards hit a shot in the final minute to secure the Cyclone victory and help them advance to the Sweet Sixteen...Cincinnati defeated ISU in 1998 and 1999, both on neutral sites in preseason tournaments...Huggins was an assistant coach for two seasons at Ohio State in 1979 and 1980 under head coach Eldon Miller...Miller left OSU in 1986 to take over at UNI, where he coached ISU head coach Greg McDermott in his final two seasons as a player...McDermott is 0-1 lifetime against Huggins...McDermott's UNI squad lost at Cincinnati in Nov. of 2004, 76-70...the Panthers held a 20-point lead in the game before a furious Bearcat rally in the second half prevented the upset.

Cyclone Update

Iowa State dropped its second Big 12 game in a row with a 74-65 loss at Colorado Wednesday marked the second consecutive game where ISU had the lead at halftime but could not come away with the victory...the Cyclones started slow in the game, falling behind by 12 points in the first half before a 20-6 run at the end of the first half gave ISU a 33-31 halftime advantage...Colorado opened the second half on a 21-10 run and the Cyclones played catch-up the rest of the way...CU shot 36.4 percent in the first half, but hit 50 percent of its shots in the second period...turnovers hurt ISU's chances in the game, as ISU recorded 20 miscues, its fourth 20-turnover game of the season...the Cyclones were led by Wesley Johnson, who recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds...his 14 boards ties for the fourth-best freshman rebounding effort in school history...Johnson is tied with former Cyclone Dean Uthoff for the most double-doubles by an ISU freshman...Johnson, who is second in the Big 12 in rebounding at 9.3 rpg, has eight double-doubles in his last 11 games and has tallied a double-double in all four Big 12 games this season...Johnson is averaging 13.3 points and 12.3 rebounds in Big 12 action...Johnson recorded one block to increase his team-high total to 24...he ranks fourth on the ISU freshman blocked shots chart...Jiri Hubalek totaled 15 points and Mike Taylor posted 13 points in the loss...Hubalek, who averaged 7.3 ppg in his fi rst six games, has increased his offensive productivity as of late...he is averaging 13.1 points in his last six games...Taylor has made a 3-pointer in 14 consecutive games and already ranks 16th on ISU's single-season 3-pointers made list with 49...Taylor dished out a team-high six assists, his 13th game with fi ve or more dimes this season...freshman Cory Johnson came off the bench to provide a spark for the Cyclones, scoring 10 points in 10 minutes on a 4-of-4 effort from the field and a 2-of-2 performance from the charity stripe...Johnson leads the team in fi eld goal percentage at 56.9 percent...70 continues to be the magic number for the Cyclones...ISU is 10-1 when holding opponents to under 70 points and is 1-6 when its opponents score 70 or more points...the Cyclones were outrebounded 41-40 by the Buffaloes, just third time in the last 11 games where ISU lost the battle of the boards.

Wildcat Update

Kansas State is 12-6 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 play in Bob Huggins' first season in Manhattan...Huggins went 2-1 against Iowa State when he was the head coach at Cincinnati...ISU's only win against Huggins was a 67-66 win against Cincinnati in the second round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament...the Wildcats have won two-straight in the league after a 69-60 victory over Baylor on Wednesday...KSU is an extremely balanced team, with 10 players averaging over 10 minutes per game...the Wildcats will be without the services of forward Billy Walker, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury...the Wildcats are led by senior Cartier Martin, who is in his third season as a starter...the 6-7, 225-pound Houston native has a great outside shooting touch, making 126 career 3-pointers...Martin became the 20th Wildcat to score over 1,000 points earlier this season...Martin leads the team in scoring at 14.2 ppg...junior forward David Hoskins is having a solid season for the Wildcats...Hoskins, who averaged 13.1 ppg in his first season at KSU last year, is second on the team in scoring at 13.9 ppg...senior Akeem Wright is one of the most versatile players on the team...the 6-6 guard is averaging 7.0 ppg and leads the team in rebounding (5.8)...senior Lance Harris has a 10.6 ppg scoring clip for the Wildcats and has made a team-high 32 3-pointers, connecting on 41.6 percent (32-77) from downtown...he led KSU vs. Baylor with 18 points...freshman center Jason Bennett is averaging just 14.1 minutes per game, but is making his presence known in the middle...the 7-3, Jacksonville, Fla., native is second in the Big 12 in blocked shots (2.06 bpg)...KSU is outrebounding its opponents by a +3.9 margin and holding its opponents to just 40.5 percent from the field.

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