Kansas State University

EMPORIA STATE at No. 4 Kansas State

PosEmporia State (3-2) Ht. Yr. ppgrpg

FAdam Holthaus6-7Sr. 14.64.0

GJordan Stout6-2Sr. 1.81.4

GRobert Moores6-2Sr. 8.23.2

GXavier Burnette6-1Sr. 12.64.0

GMatt Boswell6-6Sr. 11.65.6

PosKansas St. (5-1)

FFreddy Asprilla6-10Jr. 4.04.7

FWally Judge6-9So. 5.02.8

GRodney McGruder6-5So. 10.36.7

GNick Russell6-4So. 6.72.0

GJacob Pullen6-0Jr. 14.32.5

Emporia State: The Hornets enter on a three-game winning streak after losing their first two games.... Their final exhibition game was against Kansas in Lawrence, where the Jayhawks won 90-59.... With one player, Mitch Holthaus, taller than 6-foot-6, ESU will likely struggle to match up with the KSU's post players.... Matt Boswell graduated from Kapaun Mount Carmel and has scored 16 points twice this season.... The Hornets were picked to finish eighth in the preseason MIAA poll of coaches and media.

Kansas State: Jacob Pullen was at his worst on Tuesday against Duke when he missed 11 of 12 shots and committed four turnovers with one assists. Friday against Texas Southern, Pullen made progress in his transition to point guard with 16 points, seven assists and one turnover.... Against Texas Southern, 10 Wildcats played at least 10 minutes, and coach Frank Martin should be able to empty his bench again tonight.... KSU beat the Hornets in their last meeting, 82-60 in 2008.... The Wildcats lead the all-time series 11-8.