Iowa State vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview

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Iowa State vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview
Iowa State
(16-6, 2-6 away)
(13) Kansas State
(18-4, 13-1 home)
Venue: Bramlage Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State W Clyburn 15.2 M Ejim 9.3 K Lucious 5.6
Kansas State R McGruder 14.6 T Gipson 5.5 A Rodriguez 4.8

On Saturday, No. 13 Kansas State welcomes Iowa State at Bramlage Coliseum. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Wildcats lost to the Cyclones 73-67 on Jan. 26 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Iowa State is in third place in the Big 12 and will be trying to close the gap with Kansas State, who is currently in first place.

In a 68-59 win over Texas Tech on Feb. 5, Rodney McGruder put up 18 points and 9 rebounds for the Wildcats. His 14.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In an 83-64 blowout of Oklahoma on Feb. 4, Will Clyburn put up 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Cyclones. He leads the team with 15.2 points per game. A key area of strength for Iowa State is effective field goal percentage at 52.9 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and 38th nationally).

Iowa State StatSmack

  • Better not leave your building. Kansas State has a better record on the road than Iowa State this season (5-1 vs 2-4).
  • The Kansas State blocks leader (Jordan Henriquez, 37 blocks) has more blocks than the Iowa State blocks leader (Percy Gibson, 17 blocks).
  • How does our back look? Kansas State is ranked higher than Iowa State in the Big 12 (#1 vs #3).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Kansas State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Iowa State (4 vs 1).
  • Kansas State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Iowa State (4 vs 2).
  • Kansas State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (71.25% to 55.92%).
  • Kansas State has a better scoring defense (57.8 allowed per game vs 67.4 allowed per game) than Iowa State this season.
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Kansas State is superior to Iowa State (Latest AP Poll: #13 vs Not Ranked).
  • At least you keep showing up. Kansas State has an average margin of victory of 10 over Iowa State in 36 wins since 1980.
  • AP voters think more highly of Kansas State and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Iowa State (53 vs 3).
  • Angel Rodriguez is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in assists.
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Will Clyburn 31 15 7 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 26 10 9 1 1 1 2
B Georges Niang 24 11 5 2 1 0 1
B- Tyrus McGee 23 12 3 2 1 0 1
B- Chris Babb 34 9 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Korie Lucious 31 10 2 6 1 0 4
C+ Bubu Palo 14 3 1 2 0 0 0
C Percy Gibson 15 6 4 0 0 1 1
C- Anthony Booker 13 4 3 0 0 1 0
D Naz Long 8 2 1 1 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
D Nkereuwem Okoro 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rodney McGruder 32 15 6 2 1 0 2
B- Angel Rodriguez 24 9 2 5 1 0 2
C+ Will Spradling 30 9 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Shane Southwell 23 8 4 2 1 0 1
C Thomas Gipson 19 7 5 0 1 0 2
C J. Henriquez 15 5 4 0 0 2 1
C M. Irving 19 5 2 2 1 0 1
C Nino Williams 15 5 4 1 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Johnson 11 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
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