Wade highlighted the Wildcats' strong start to Big 12 play,
one they look to continue against No. 7 West Virginia at
Bramlage Coliseum on Monday at 4 p.m.
"I just think I
was really motivated. I had never won here before and it's the
very first game of Big 12, so we were all hyped up and ready
to go. It was big for us to get this win," Wade said. "We have
a little momentum getting our first Big 12 win on the road.
Going back home to Bramlage, I think it'll be an exciting
The 6-foot-10 junior provided a heavy dose of
excitement for K-State against Iowa State. He scored at every
level against the Cyclones, converting 13-of-16 from the field
and 6-of-8 from beyond the arc en route to a career-high 34
points. His outing was evenly spread out between both halves
as well, with 18 points in the first half and 16 in the
second. Wade finished with the most points in a road Big 12
game since Clemente scored 44 at Texas in 2009.
the things I wrote on the board was, 'Dare to be special.' I
was talking to all of them. If you're going to win road games,
you have to have somebody step up and be special. Obviously,
he was huge," Weber said of Wade, who also grabbed eight
rebounds, recorded two steals and blocked a shot. "But Kam and
Barry were pretty special, too. The three guys that have the
experience made the plays."
Stokes lit it up in the
first half, providing 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting that
included nailing all four of his 3-point attempts. At one
point, the savvy point guard hit three treys in about a
two-minute stretch, part of a 17-point tear in the final 10
minutes of the first half to give his team a three-point
"It feels good," Stokes, who recorded seven
assists and three steals, said of the win. "Now we have to get
ready for the next one we got on Monday."
was Brown, who did most of his work slashing to the paint and
finishing at the rim. He also dished out four assists and
grabbed a pair of steals.
"We had never beaten Iowa
State, let alone win here," Brown said. "So I think we had
that fire in us before the tipoff."
Now, Weber said the
challenge would be to bring that same fire and focus to every
game. For K-State, that starts with No. 7 West Virginia and
its relentless defensive pressure in a game that will be
nationally televised on ESPNU. The Mountaineers (12-1) are
coming off a road win vs. Oklahoma State on Friday. They rank
second in the nation in turnover margin (9.3) and sixth in
steals per game (10.5).
"Any road win is good in this
league. I told the guys, 'Dare to be special.' That was our
theme this week," Weber said. "The other thing I wrote on the
board was, 'Consistency.' We have to come back ready because
it's going to be just as tough or tougher on Monday."
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