KANSAS STATE vs. WASHBURN
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 >> 7:01 p.m. CT >> Bramlage Coliseum (11,000) >> Manhattan, Kan.
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- Ben Boyle (play-by-play)
- Stan Weber (analyst)
- Lina Sattarin (sideline reporter)
K-State Sports Network
Flagships: // KMAN 1350 & WIBW 580
Satellite Radio: n/a
Online: Varsity Network [free]/ www.kstatesports.com/watch [free]
- Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play)
- Matt Walters (analyst)
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Single Game: $10, $15, $25, $30 (Bramlage Bundle)
K-State: Jerome Tang [Charter Oak State College ’07]
Record at K-State: 0-0/First Year
Career Record: 4-0/First Year
vs. Washburn: 0-0 [0-0 at K-State]
Washburn: Brett Ballard [Kansas ’03]
Record at Washburn: 104-49/6th Year
Career Record: 137-89/8th Year
vs. K-State: 0-1 [exhibition]
Overall: K-State leads 70-20
In Manhattan: K-State leads 55-9
At Bramlage Coliseum: K-State leads 49-9
Current Streak: K-State, 10
vs. Washburn: K-State leads 7-0 [exhibition] Last Meeting: W, 66-56 [10/30/2019 in Manhattan]
K-STATE OPENS EXHIBITION PLAY WITH WASHBURN TUESDAY
- Kansas State (0-0) will unofficially open the Jerome Tang era on Tuesday (November 1), as the Wildcats welcome Division II foe Washburn (0-0) for its lone exhibition game at 7 p.m., CT at Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has met Washburn more times than any other Division II opponent (seven) in exhibition play with the last such meeting coming in 2019.
- K-State played just one public exhibition prior to the 2021-22 season, as the Wildcats posted a 78-59 win over Pittsburg State on Nov. 4, 2021. Three Wildcats scored in double figures, including current junior Ismael (Ish) Massoud, who had 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with 4 rebounds in his first-ever game in a Wildcat uniform.
- K-State has won 10 straight exhibitions dating to the last game of an exhibition tour of Italy and Switzerland in August 2016, while the Wildcats have won 27 exhibition games in a row at Bramlage Coliseum dating to 2003.
- K-State is 70-20 all-time in exhibition play dating to 1964, including a 55-9 record at home. The Wildcats have a 49-9 record in exhibition play at Bramlage Coliseum, including 27 consecutive wins dating to 2003.
- The Wildcats have 7 victories over the Ichabods in exhibition play, including 94-90 in 3 overtimes in 2006, 81-57 in 2008, 90-44 in 2010, 81-61 in 2012, 68-56 in 2014, 73-58 in 2016 and 66-56 in 2019.
- K-State has primarily played the Kansas members of the MIAA (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) since switching to Division II teams in exhibition play in 2004, which includes the 7 meetings with Washburn, 6 with Pittsburgh State, 5 with Emporia State, 4 with Fort Hays State and 1 with Newman. During this stretch, the Wildcats also played Missouri State in a charity exhibition in 2017 to benefit the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
- Prior to that change, K-State mostly played traveling teams of former Division I players like Athletes First, EA Sports All-Stars and Global Sports in exhibition play from 1987 to 2005. In fact, the Wildcats’ last home exhibition loss came to the EA Sports All-Stars, 79-67, on Nov. 6, 2003.
- The last exhibition loss came to the Kosovo National Team, 85-74, on August 16, 2016 during the team’s tour of Italy and Switzerland prior to 2016-17.
- K-State won its last exhibition game with Washburn, 66-56, on Oct. 30, 2019, as the Wildcats held the Ichabods to just 25.7 percent (9-of-35) shooting in the second half. K-State led just 32-30 at the break before using a 9-0 run midway through the second half to build as many as a 15-point lead. Senior Makol Mawien (16 points, 9 rebounds) and Xavier Sneed (10 points, 9 rebounds) nearly had double-doubles, while freshman Montavious Murphy had 11 points and 5 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.
- K-State defeated Pittsburg State in its lone exhibition prior to the 2021-22 season, as the Wildcats used a late first-half run to pull away 78-59 on Nov. 4. Keyed by a pull-up jumper by Ish Massoud that started a 10-1 run, the Wildcats outscored Gorillas, 19-8, to end the half then scored the first 6 points in the second half to build as much as a 16-point lead. Three Wildcats scored in double figures led by Selton Miguel’s game-high 18 points. Massoud had 10 points, while fifth-year senior Mark Smith had 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The Wildcats’ other returning lettermen – Markquis Nowell – had 9 points, 3 assists and 2 steals in 19 minutes off the bench vs. Pitt State.
- Washburn returns 6 lettermen, including 2 starters, from a team that went 22-11 overall, including 16-6 in the MIAA, and advanced to the second round of the Division II National Tournament. The Ichabods lost to eventual national champion Northwest Missouri State, 70-55, in the NCAA Central Regional. Sophomore Michael Keegan returns after earning MIAA Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 9.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
UP NEXT: UTRGV (0-0)
- K-State will officially open the Jerome Tang era on Monday, Nov. 7 against UTRGV in the second game of a doubleheader at 8 p.m., CT at Bramlage Coliseum.