By the numbers: K-State vs. Iowa State

(Photo by Parker Robb | Collegian) Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue makes a layup as freshman guard Marcus Foster and freshman forward Wesley Iwundu look on four minutes into the second half of K-State's 81-75 loss to the Cyclones January 25, 2014, in Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The Wildcats went on a 9-0 run to start the second half, which was snapped by Hogue's layup, clawing back within three points of Iowa State.

4 — Iowa State road losses
The Cyclones have only lost five times this year, but four of them have come on the road in conference play. That number could’ve been five too, but Iowa State was able to sneak away with a one-point, triple-overtime victory in Stillwater, Okla. against Oklahoma State on Feb. 3. The Octagon of Doom could play a key factor in Saturday’s matchup.

18.9 — Assists per game for Iowa State
The Cyclones lead the NCAA in this category, dishing out the ball enough to average four scorers in double-digits per game. Senior guard DeAndre Kane is the team’s leader at approximately six assists per game.

20.8 — Points per game for Marcus Foster in February
The freshman guard has found his groove this month. Since Jan. 28, Foster has logged four games with 20-plus points, including a standout 34-point performance against Texas on Feb. 8. Foster had 20 points against Iowa State earlier this year and he could come up big once again.

63.8 — Points allowed per game by the K-State defense
That number is in the top 40 in the NCAA this year. However, Iowa State is sixth in the nation in scoring at 83.6 points per game. A lower-scoring game Saturday will favor the Wildcats in pursuit of their 20th win.