Kansas State University

UMKC at No. 11 Kansas State

PosUMKC (7-4) HtYrPtsReb

FJay Couisnard6-6Sr. 15.54.6

FSpencer Johnson6-6Sr. 11.09.3

CBernard Kamwa6-8Jr. 4.25.2

GReggie Chamberlain6-0Jr. 9.92.5

GBakari Lewis6-1So. 9.9x-2.8

Kansas State (9-3)

FFreddy Apsrilla6-10Jr. 5.45.3

FJ. Henriquez-Roberts7-0So. 4.04.4

GRodney McGruder6-5So. 10.36.8

GWill Spradling6-2Fr. 4.8x-2.0

GNick Russell6-4So. 4.61.3

X - assists

UMKC: The Kangaroos will head to Bramlage Coliseum on a two-game winning streak. After dropping a 78-57 game at Idaho State, UMKC returned home and downed North Dakota and Houston Baptist. All but one of the Kangaroos' victories have come at home. On the road, they are 1-4, with losses coming to Wichita State, IPFW, Oakland and Idaho State. Their road win came at Central Arkansas. Jay Couisnard, a second team All-Summit League pick in the preseason, is leading UMKC with 15.5 points. Coach Matt Brown is in his third season with the Kangaroos, and has yet to take on the Wildcats. His team was picked to finish eighth in the Summit League preseason poll. The last time K-State and UMKC played, the Kangaroos scored a 93-52 victory in 2003.

Kansas State: For the second-straight game, the Wildcats will use their lineup of the future. With Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly serving suspensions for receiving impermissible benefits, everyone who takes the court tonight will be a junior or younger. Against UNLV, the Wildcats were competitive and energetic. They outrebounded UNLV 43-26, and four players -- Nick Russell, Rodney McGruder, Martavious Irving and Jamar Samuels -- scored 10 or more points. But they were also sloppy and did not share the ball. As a team, K-State committed 23 turnovers and dished out six assists. Free-throw shooting will also be a concern. K-State has shot 54.3 percent from the foul line this season, and made 14 of 26 free throws against UNLV. When asked if he had any ideas on improving his team's free-throw shooting, Martin shrugged. "If you've got any secrets help me out, brother. I've been doing it 26 years and I've been trying to figure out what to do and we continue to line up and shoot the ball off the backboard."

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