Iowa State returns to action on Tuesday night at Kansas State in a game that features two of the top scorers in conference player. ISU sophomore Craig Brackins averages over 22 and-a-half points per game while K-State junior guard Denis Clemente averages just over 18 points in league play and is coming off a 44 point effort in the Wildcats’ overtime victory at Texas.
Iowa State coach Greg McDermott says the Wildcats’ guard play has been outstanding and they have been winning games as a result. He says the guard play of his team was better against Oklahoma and that let them stay in the game. McDermott says Clemente will be tough to guard, as he respected his game before he scored 44 points. McDermott says when Clemente is shooting as well as he is, it makes it tough to stop him as he’s one of the fasted shooters in the country.
After an 0-4 start to the league race K-State has won three straight but coach Frank Martin says their approach to this game will not change. Martin says they have to prepare the same way after three wins as they did following four losses, but says they obviously feel better about themselves.
Martin says Brackins will be tough to slow down, calling him a "nightmare of a matchup. Iowa State is 1-5 in the Big-12 and 12-9 overall. The Wildcats are 14-7 on the season.