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Know Your Opponent: Wildcats host TCU in hopes of gaining a .500 conference record

Men’s basketball prepares for a tough TCU team
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Macey Franko
Cam Carter goes for the shot against Oklahoma State on Jan. 20. K-State beat OSU 70-66 in Bramlage Coliseum on Jan. 20.
K-State 15-9 (5-6)

Kansas State’s previous game against No. 19 BYU resulted in a 6 point loss. Forward Arthur Kaluma was the leading scorer of the game, with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Will McNair Jr. had a strong defensive night, racking up 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. In order for the Wildcats to compete well against TCU, they will need to have less turnovers, and a more explosive game in the first half. This match-up against TCU will provide good judgment on if the Wildcats will be ready for March. 

TCU 17-7 (6-5)

The TCU Horned Frogs are coming into the game against KState with confidence. They beat their last opponent, West Virginia, by 16 points without the help from injured guard Avery Anderson. Forward Emanuel Miller and guards Jameer Nelson Jr. and Trevian Tennyson were the leading scorers of the game with 14 points each. TCU will be a tough team to beat, if they can have a strong first half, and continue to play good defense. 

Matchup to Watch: Cam Carter v. Emanuel Miller 

In the past few games, Carter has been able to contribute greatly to the Wildcats with his scoring ability, and defense. Carter is averaging 15.9 points per game, and 1.6 steals per game. He has also shown great court awareness, using back door cuts to his advantages, and knows how to move well without the ball. 

Miller has also seen success on the basketball court. He is averaging 16.4 points per game, along with 5.8 rebounds per game. Miller is best inside the paint, and knows how to clean up after his teammates if they miss a shot in the paint. He can also shoot the three when needed, averaging 40% from the arc. 

Key Players

K-State

Guard Cam Carter 

Forward Arthur Kaluma 

TCU

Forward Emanuel Miler

Guard Trevian Tennyson

Prediction: 72-60 TCU

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