Kansas State looks to knock off No. 1 Kansas
No. 1 Kansas (25-3, 14-1) vs. Kansas State (9-19, 2-13)
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 1:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Kansas looks to give Kansas State its fifth straight loss to ranked opponents. Kansas State’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers 84-68 on Jan. 18. Kansas has won its last 12 games against conference opponents.
SAVVY SENIORS: Kansas State’s Cartier Diarra, Xavier Sneed and Makol Mawien have collectively accounted for 54 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 55 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.DOMINANT DEVON: Devon Dotson has connected on 30.4 percent of the 112 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 16 over his last three games. He’s also converted 81 percent of his free throws this season.
SLIPPING AT 69: Kansas State is 0-10 this year when it allows 69 points or more and 9-9 when holding opponents to fewer than 69.
STREAK STATS: Kansas has won its last eight road games, scoring 66.3 points and allowing 53 points during those contests. Kansas State has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 61.7 points while giving up 69.
DID YOU KNOW: The Kansas defense has allowed only 60.6 points per game to opponents, which is the eighth-best mark in the country. The Kansas State offense has put up just 64.3 points through 28 games (ranked 288th among Division I teams).