K-State looks to become 3-0 in game against Hornets


    K-State enters its third game of the regular season tonight against Emporia State.
    The Hornets (1-0) are coming off an 87-55 victory on Monday over Eastern New Mexico in Portales, N.M., a game in which they knocked down 13 3-pointers.
    Jeremiah Box, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound junior, paved the way for Emporia State, scoring 28 points in the game.
    The Hornets, a Division II school, finished their exhibition schedule with losses at both KU (103-58) and Wichita State (71-58).
    K-State (2-0) has six players averaging double figures. The two leading scorers on the team have come off the bench so far this season.
    Redshirt freshman Jamar Samuels leads the team in scoring with 13.5 points per game. Sophomore guard Fred Brown is coming off a 21-point performance Sunday against Southeast Missouri State, boosting his scoring average to 13 points per game.
    The game will count toward K-State’s record despite Emporia State being a Division II school because of a rule put in place prior to last season.
    The Wildcats defeated Pittsburg State, another Division II school last year, 76-66, in a game that counted.
    So far this season, the Wildcats are averaging 92 points per game as a team and are holding their opponents to 62.5 points per game. They have a 34-percent field-goal percentage.
    K-State will travel for its first road game in Ohio to battle Cleveland State this Saturday.
    The Vikings return four starters and eight lettermen off a team that went 21-13 in 2007-08. Cleveland State is receiving votes in The Associated Press poll and favored to win the Horizon League by six media outlets.


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NEXT: K-State at Cleveland State, 6 p.m. Saturday,


    Emporia State (1-0)
Player                    Ht.    Cl.    Pts.   Reb.
F Jeremiah Box        6-5    Jr.    28.0   4.0
F Shang Ping           6-8    Sr.    9.0     4.0
G Dustin Andrews    6-3    Jr.    3.0     3.0
G Matt Boswell         6-6    So.  6.0     6.0
G Lamar Wilbern      6-2    Jr.    7.0     3.0

    K-State (2-0)
Player                       Ht.    Cl.    Pts.    Reb.
F Darren Kent            6-10   Sr,    12.0    9.0
F Luis Colon              6-10   Jr.      5.0     5.0
G Jacob Pullen           6-0    So.   12.0    1.5
G Denis Clemente      6-1    Jr.     11.5    2.0
G Dominique Sutton   6-5    So.   12.5    8.0