Kansas State vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview

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Kansas State vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview
Kansas State
(15-3, 3-2 away)
Iowa State
(13-5, 11-0 home)
Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
1:45PM ET / 10:45AM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kansas State R McGruder 15.3 T Gipson 5.5 A Rodriguez 4.9
Iowa State W Clyburn 14.4 M Ejim 9.5 K Lucious 5.5

Iowa State hosts No. 11 Kansas State at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Saturday. Tip-off occurs at 1:45 EST and you can see it on Big 12 Network. The Cyclones are 3-5 against the Wildcats over the last four years. They won 65-61 on 2/25/2012 the last time they played.

Iowa State maintains 5th place in the Big 12 while Kansas State is in 2nd place.

The Cyclones were defeated by Texas Tech 56-51 on January 23rd despite 12 points and 10 rebounds from Will Clyburn. He leads the team with 13.9 points per game. For the Wildcats, Angel Rodriguez finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds in the 59-55 loss to Kansas on January 22nd. With 4.8 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Kansas State ranks 1st in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 40.4, which also places them 10th in the country.

Kansas State StatSmack

  • You get an A for effort, but Iowa State has emerged victorious against Kansas State the last 2 times they've played.
  • The Iowa State three-point leader (Tyrus McGee) has more three-pointers than the Kansas State three-point leader (Will Spradling).
  • At least you keep showing up. Iowa State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Kansas State in 29 wins since 1980.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Iowa State has come back to win after being down at half against Kansas State 7 times since 1996.
  • Iowa State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Iowa State is 223 lbs compared to 215 lbs for Kansas State.
  • Iowa State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Iowa State is 77.5 inches compared to 76.4 inches for Kansas State.
  • Korie Lucious is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in three-pointers and 42nd nationally in assists.
  • The Iowa State scoring leader (Will Clyburn) has more points than the Kansas State scoring leader (Rodney McGruder).
  • Iowa State is better under pressure, and has defeated Kansas State in 8 out of the last 14 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Iowa State has a stronger schedule than Kansas State this season (SOS Rank: #191 vs #219).
  • Iowa State beat Kansas State by 4 points the last time they played (Feb 25, 2012).
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Shane Southwell 22 8 4 2 1 0 1
B Rodney McGruder 32 15 5 2 1 0 2
B- Angel Rodriguez 24 9 2 5 1 0 2
C+ Will Spradling 31 9 3 3 1 0 1
C Thomas Gipson 19 7 5 0 1 0 2
C J. Henriquez 15 5 5 0 0 2 1
C Nino Williams 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C M. Irving 18 4 2 3 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Johnson 12 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Adrian Diaz 10 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Omari Lawrence 10 2 2 1 1 0 1
D- Shawn Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ryan Schultz 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Orris 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Will Clyburn 30 14 8 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 26 11 10 1 1 1 2
B- Georges Niang 23 11 5 2 1 0 1
B- Tyrus McGee 23 13 3 2 1 1 1
C+ Korie Lucious 31 10 2 5 1 0 4
C+ Chris Babb 34 9 3 2 1 0 1
C Percy Gibson 15 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Anthony Booker 13 4 4 0 0 1 0
D+ Bubu Palo 11 0 1 1 0 0 0
D Naz Long 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Nkereuwem Okoro 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Aaron Law 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Ellerman 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Austin McBeth 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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