Stat Geek Sheet: K-State

Last time around the game was not as close as the score indicated. In reality, K-State flew into Hilton Coliseum and was dominant and physically intimidating. Can ISU rebound in Manhattan, a place where far better Cyclone teams than this current one is have tasted defeat time and again?

Cyclone-Wildcat Quick Facts

Kansas State owns the all-time series lead vs. Iowa State at 127-75...the Wildcats lead the series in games played in Manhattan at 73-20...K-State has won five consecutive games against ISU in Bramlage Coliseum...ISU's last win in Manhattan was a 62-51 victory on Feb. 21, 2001...KSU head coach Bob Huggins is in his first season with the Wildcats, but has a 3-1 record against ISU...he was 2-1 against ISU when he was head coach at Cincinnati and his Wildcat team defeated ISU earlier this season, 69-60...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 fi nal two seasons as a player...McDermott played at Kansas State while he was a player for UNI during the 1984-85 season...the Panthers lost to the Wildcats, 72-59...McDermott is 0-2 lifetime against Huggins...McDermott's UNI squad lost at Cincinnati in Nov. of 2004, 76-70...ISU senior Chris Ceaser and KSU senior Cartier Martin were high school teammates at Nimitz High School in Houston.

Cyclone Update

Iowa State (13-12, 4-7) picked up its fourth conference victory with a 58-51 win over Oklahoma Tuesday night in Hilton Coliseum...the Cyclones received a tremendous effort from center Jiri Hubalek, who poured in a career-high 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the floor...Hubalek, who grabbed a team-high nine boards in the game, scored 11 points in a decisive 14-0 Cyclone run that helped ISU seize control early in the game...Hubalek is averaging 22.0 points and shooting 58.6 percent from the floor in his last two contests...he became just the second Cyclone to score over 20 points in a game this season...Mike Taylor has done it nine times...all of ISU's two-point baskets were scored in the paint...Taylor finished the game with 12 points and six assists in 37 minutes of action...Taylor made one trey in the game, increasing his streak of connecting on at least one 3-pointer to 21 games...he is currently tied with Dedric Willoughby (1996-97) for the school mark...Rahshon Clark scored all 10 of his points in the first half, tallying double figures for the first time in league action...Clark, who was 5-of-6 from the field, had scored a combined nine points in his last four games prior to OU...ISU hit 48.9 percent from the floor, its second-best effort from the fi eld in Big 12 play, and held OU to 38.5 percent from the field...ISU is now 10-0 when outshooting its opponent...defensively, the Cyclones did a fantastic job stopping OU's Nate Carter, who was averaging 19.3 ppg in Big 12 games heading into the game...Carter scored just two points and was shutout from the field, going 0-for-5...the Cyclones also outrebounded the Sooners, 30-29, a team that was second in the conference in rebounding margin...ISU has outboarded 14 of its last 18 opponents and has been outrebounded just three times in 11 conference games...ISU was up by as many as 18 points in the second half and held on to the victory thanks to solid free-throw shooting...ISU made 12-of-15 (80 percent) from the line...the Cyclones have improved dramatically at the line as of late, making 48-of-58 from the charity stripe (82.7 percent) in their last four games.

Kansas State Update

Kansas State is 18-8 overall and 7-4 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 been on a tear as of late, winning eight of their last 10 games, which includes three Big 12 road wins (Missouri, Iowa State, Texas)...KSU ended its seven-game losing streak to Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum on Jan. 20 with a 69-60 victory...ISU struggled against the more physical Wildcats, falling behind 26-16 at the half, ISU's lowest half total of the season...KSU's David Hoskins took over down low, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 boards...ISU's Mike Taylor scored all of his team-high 21 points to lead the Cyclones...KSU is fresh off a 74-63 loss at Nebraska on Tuesday night...Cartier Martin led KSU with 22 points, going 8-of-14 from the fi eld...the Wildcats are led by Martin, who has given KSU a spark from the bench in his final season...the 6-7, 225-pound Houston native has a great outside shooting touch, making 147 career 3-pointers...Martin became the 20th Wildcat to score over 1,000 points earlier this season...Martin leads the team in scoring at 16.0 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 14.3 ppg...in conference games only, Hoskins leads the team in both scoring (15.5) and rebounding (6.6)...senior Akeem Wright is one of the most versatile players on the team...the 6-6 guard is averaging 6.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding (6.0)...senior Lance Harris has a 10.5 ppg scoring clip for the Wildcats and has made 43 3-pointers, connecting on 37.1 percent (43-116) from downtown...freshman center Jason Bennett is averaging just 13.1 minutes per game, but is making his presence known in the middle...the 7-3, Jacksonville, Fla., native leads the Big 12 in blocked shots (2.1 bpg)...KSU's defense has been solid all season...the Wildcats ranks fourth in the conference in fi eld goal percentage at 41.2 percent.


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