Kansas seeks revenge on Kansas State
Kansas State (21-6, 11-3) vs. Kansas (20-7, 9-5)
Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas seeks revenge on Kansas State after dropping the first matchup in Manhattan. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 5, when the Wildcats forced 23 Kansas turnovers their offense turned the ball over just 12 times en route to a 74-67 victory.
TALE OF TWO ROSTERS: Kansas State has been fueled by senior leadership this year while Kansas has depended on freshmen. For the Wildcats, seniors Barry Brown Jr., Dean Wade, Kamau Stokes and Makol Mawien have collectively accounted for 63 percent of the team’s scoring. In the other locker room, freshmen Devon Dotson, Ochai Agbaji and Quentin Grimes have combined to score 32 percent of all Kansas points this season, including 44 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.
BRILLIANT BARRY: Brown has connected on 32.1 percent of the 112 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 21 over the last five games. He’s also made 69.5 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK STATS: Kansas State has won its last four road games, scoring 70.3 points and allowing 58.8 points during those contests. Kansas has won its last 15 home games, scoring an average of 79.7 points while giving up 66.3.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Jayhawks have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Kansas has an assist on 38 of 78 field goals (48.7 percent) over its previous three games while Kansas State has assists on 37 of 77 field goals (48.1 percent) during its past three games.
STIFLING STATE: Kansas State has held opposing teams to 59.3 points per game this season, the fourth-lowest figure among all Division I teams.