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2016–17 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team represented Kansas State University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Bruce Weber in his fifth year at the helm of the Wildcats. The team played its home games in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, its home court since 1988. They were a member of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 21–14, 8–10 in Big 12 play to finish in sixth place. They defeated Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to West Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Wake Forest in the First Four to advance to the First Round where they lost to Cincinnati.

2016–17 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball
Kansas State Wildcats wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2016–17 record21–14 (8–10 Big 12)
Head coachBruce Weber (5th season)
Assistant coachChris Lowery
Assistant coachChester Frazier
Assistant coachBrad Korn
Home arenaBramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Seasons
2016–17 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Kansas 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
No. 13 West Virginia 12 6   .667     28 9   .757
No. 12 Baylor 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
No. 16 Iowa State 12 6   .667     24 11   .686
Oklahoma State 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Kansas State 8 10   .444     21 14   .600
Texas Tech 6 12   .333     18 14   .563
TCU 6 12   .333     24 15   .615
Oklahoma 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Texas 4 14   .222     11 22   .333
2017 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

PreseasonEdit

The Wildcats finished the 2015–16 season 17–16, 5–13 in Big 12 play to finish in eighth place. They defeated Oklahoma State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Kansas.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Justin Edwards 14 G 6'4" 200 RS Senior Whitby, ON Graduated
Brandon Bolden 21 C 6'11" 215 RS Junior Sumter, SC Retired from basketball due to a wrist injury[1]
Ron Freeman 23 G 6'5" 185 Freshman Los Angeles, CA Transferred to Northwest Florida State College
Brian Rohleder 33 G 6'3" 215 RS Senior Wichita, KS Graduated
Stephen Hurt 41 F 6'11" 265 Senior Murfreesboro, TN Graduated

Class of 2016 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Xavier Sneed
#26 SF
St. Louis, MO Hazelwood Central High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 28, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
James Love
PF
Miramar, FL American Heritage High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 2, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Cartier Diarra
SG
Florence, SC West Florence High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Feb 5, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Brian Patrick
SG
Fort Lauderdale, FL Boyd Anderson High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked Top 20   Rivals: Not Ranked Top 25  ESPN: Not Ranked Top 25
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Kansas State Basketball Commits". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "2016 Kansas State Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "2016 Kansas State Basketball Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.

RosterEdit

2016–17 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Carlbe Ervin II 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Sr Connors State College Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
PG 2 Cartier Diarra 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr West Florence High School Florence, South Carolina
G 3 Kamau Stokes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Fork Union Military Academy Baltimore, Maryland
F 4 D. J. Johnson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 237 lb (108 kg) RS Sr Parkway North High School St. Louis, Missouri
G 5 Barry Brown Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Gibbs High School St. Petersburg, Florida
F 10 Isaiah Maurice 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Bull City Prep Academy Durham, North Carolina
G 11 Brian Patrick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Boyd H. Anderson High School Fort Lauderdale, Florida
G 12 Mason Schoen (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park, Kansas
G 13 Zach Winter (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Sr Hutchinson Community College Andover, Kansas
F 20 Xavier Sneed 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Hazelwood Central High School Florissant, Missouri
F 21 James Love III 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr American Heritage School Fort Lauderdale, Florida
F 24 Pierson McAtee (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Manhattan High School Manhattan, Kansas
F 25 Wesley Iwundu 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Westfield High School Houston, Texas
F 32 Dean Wade 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So St. John High School St. John, Kansas
F 35 Austin Budke (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Sr Hutchinson Community College Beloit, Kansas
G 45 Kade Kinnamon (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So St. John High School St. John, Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/28/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
Pittsburg State W 85–72 
 17  Brown   7  Tied   4  Tied  Bramlage Coliseum (11,363)
Manhattan, KS
11/04/2016*
8:00 PM, FSKC
Washburn W 73–58 
 21  Iwundu   11  Iwundu   3  Tied  Bramlage Coliseum (12,028)
Manhattan, KS
Regular season
11/11/2016*
8:00 PM, FSKC
Western Illinois W 82–55  1–0
 18  Brown   12  Johnson   5  Stokes  Bramlage Coliseum (11,644)
Manhattan, KS
11/15/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
Omaha W 81–68  2–0
 15  Brown   9  Ervin II   8  Ervin II  Bramlage Coliseum (10,751)
Manhattan, KS
11/20/2016*
5:00 PM, FSKC
Hampton
Barclays Center Classic
W 89–67  3–0
 23  Iwundu   8  Wade   3  Iwundu  Bramlage Coliseum (11,316)
Manhattan, KS
11/22/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
Robert Morris (PA)
Barclays Center Classic
W 61–40  4–0
 13  Wade   9  Wade   5  Iwundu  Bramlage Coliseum (11,010)
Manhattan, KS
11/25/2016*
6:00 PM, ASN
vs. Boston College
Barclays Center Classic semifinals
W 72–54  5–0
 16  Sneed   8  Tied   6  Stokes  Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
11/26/2016*
8:30 PM, ASN
vs. Maryland
Barclays Center Classic championship game
L 68–69  5–1
 26  Johnson   11  Iwundu   3  Tied  Barclays Center (5,011)
Brooklyn, NY
11/30/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
Green Bay W 80–61  6–1
 18  Brown   8  Wade   5  Iwundu  Bramlage Coliseum (10,769)
Manhattan, KS
12/03/2016*
7:00 PM, FSMW+
at Saint Louis W 84–53  7–1
 21  Johnson   10  Johnson   7  Stokes  Chaifetz Arena (7,618)
St. Louis, MO
12/06/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
Prairie View A&M W 74–55  8–1
 19  Wade   9  Wade   5  Tied  Bramlage Coliseum (10,865)
Manhattan, KS
12/10/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
vs. Washington State
Wildcat Classic
W 70–56  9–1
 15  Iwundu   10  Johnson   5  Iwundu  Sprint Center (8,807)
Kansas City, MO
12/17/2016*
2:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Colorado State
Denver Showcase
W 89–70  10–1
 19  Johnson   10  Johnson   8  Stokes  Pepsi Center (7,318)
Denver, CO
12/21/2016*
7:00 PM, FSKC
Gardner–Webb W 67–54  11–1
 18  Stokes   8  Wade   5  Brown  Bramlage Coliseum (11,602)
Manhattan, KS
12/30/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Texas W 65–62  12–1
(1–0)
 18  Wade   7  Tied   6  Stokes  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/03/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 3 Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
L 88–90  12–2
(1–1)
 20  Wade   7  Iwundu   7  Stokes  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/07/2017
2:00 PM, ESPNews
Oklahoma W 75–64  13–2
(2–1)
 16  Iwundu   7  Wade   5  Tied  Bramalage Coliseum (12,295)
Manhattan, KS
01/10/2017
8:15 PM, ESPNews
No. 25 at Texas Tech L 65–66  13–3
(2–2)
 17  Stokes   7  Johnson   5  Stokes  United Supermarkets Arena (8,217)
Lubbock, TX
01/14/2017
3:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 25 No. 1 Baylor L 68–77  13–4
(2–3)
 20  Johnson   5  Tied   6  Iwundu  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/18/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Oklahoma State W 96–88  14–4
(3–3)
 22  Brown   8  Iwundu   8  Iwundu  Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,673)
Stillwater, OK
01/21/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 West Virginia W 79–75  15–4
(4–3)
 15  Tied   9  Iwundu   3  3 tied  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/24/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Iowa State L 65–70  15–5
(4–4)
 15  Iwundu   8  Brown   3  Tied  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
01/28/2017*
1:00 PM, ESPN2
at Tennessee
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 58–70  15–6
(4–4)
 17  Brown   9  Johnson   4  Brown  Thompson–Boling Arena (14,398)
Knoxville, TN
02/01/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNews
TCU L 80–86 OT 15–7
(4–5)
 21  Stokes   5  Tied   7  Stokes  Bramlage Coliseum (11,103)
Manhattan, KS
02/04/2017
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at No. 2 Baylor W 56–54  16–7
(5–5)
 15  Stokes   8  Iwundu   5  Iwundu  Ferrell Center (7,729)
Waco, TX
02/08/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
L 71–74  16–8
(5–6)
 20  Wade   11  Iwundu   4  Wade  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/11/2017
11:00 AM, ESPN
at No. 13 West Virginia L 66–85  16–9
(5–7)
 14  Iwundu   8  Tied   3  Brown  WVU Coliseum (14,074)
Morgantown, WV
02/15/2017
6:00 PM, ESPN2
Iowa State L 79–87  16–10
(5–8)
 21  Brown   13  Iwundu   4  Tied  Bramlage Coliseum (11,387)
Manhattan, KS
02/18/2017
1:00 PM, LHN
at Texas W 64–61  17–10
(6–8)
 16  Iwundu   7  Iwundu   4  Iwundu  Frank Erwin Center (11,318)
Austin, TX
02/22/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Oklahoma State L 68–80  17–11
(6–9)
 21  Iwundu   9  Iwundu   4  Wade  Bramlage Coliseum (11,160)
Manhattan, KS
02/25/2017
5:00 PM, ESPNU
at Oklahoma L 51–81  17–12
(6–10)
 11  Maurice   8  Johnson   2  Iwundu  Lloyd Noble Center (10,181)
Norman, OK
03/01/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at TCU W 75–74  18–12
(7–10)
 20  Wade   10  Iwundu   7  Stokes  Schollmaier Arena (6,165)
Fort Texas, TX
03/04/2017
12:00 PM, ESPNews
Texas Tech W 61–48  19–12
(8–10)
 19  Johnson   10  Iwundu   7  Stokes  Bramlage Coliseum (12,290)
Manhattan, KS
Big 12 Tournament
03/09/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
(6) vs. (3) Baylor
Quarterfinals
W 70–64  20–12
 21  Brown   7  Johnson   5  Stokes  Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
03/10/2017
6:00 PM, ESPN2
(6) vs. (2) West Virginia
Semifinals
L 50–51  20–13
 13  Iwundu   6  Tied   3  Stokes  Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
03/14/2017*
8:10 PM, truTV
(11 S) vs. (11 S) Wake Forest
First Four
W 95–88  21–13
 27  Iwundu   6  Tied   7  Iwundu  UD Arena (11,855)
Dayton, OH
03/17/2017*
6: 27 PM, truTV
(11 S) vs. (6 S) No. 18 Cincinnati
First Round
L 61–75  21–14
 19  Iwundu   4  Iwundu   3  Iwundu  Golden 1 Center (16,514)
Sacramento, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South Region.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR RV RV NR RV 25 NR RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit