FSKC, K-State announce men’s basketball TV schedule

Wesley Iwundu is the team's top returner in scoring, assists and steals.

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FOX Sports Kansas City will televise at least 10 Kansas State men’s basketball games during the 2016-17 season, including the Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center on Dec. 10, the school and network announced Wednesday.

In addition, the school announced the game times for its 10 non-conference home games.

FOX Sports Kansas City will air the games to the entire state of Kansas as well as the Kansas City metro area, while fans also can view the broadcasts on K-StateHD.TV.

2016-17 FOX SPORTS KANSAS CITY/K-STATEHD.TV SCHEDULE

Day Date Opponent Time
Friday Oct. 28 Pittsburg State (exhibition) 7 p.m.
Friday Nov. 4 Washburn (exhibition) 8 p.m.
Friday Nov. 11 Western Illinois 8 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 15 Omaha 7 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 20 Hampton 5 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 22 Robert Morris 7 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 30 Green Bay 7 p.m.
Tuesday Dec. 6 Prairie View A&M 7 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 10 Washington State* 7 p.m.
Tuesday Dec. 21 Gardner-Webb 7 p.m.
    *Wildcat Classic at Sprint Center, Kansas City  

Ben Boyle (play-by-play) and Stan Weber (analyst) will continue to call men’s basketball games on the network.

Armed with a veteran roster, the Wildcats will look to build on a 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland in August with the return of nine lettermen and six players returning with starting experience, highlighted by All-Big 12 third-team selection Wesley Iwundu and all-newcomer honorees Barry Brown and Dean Wade. Overall, the squad returns five of its top six scorers from last season along with nearly 70 percent of its rebounding, assist, steal and minute totals.

Iwundu (11.9 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game) is the team’s top returner in scoring, assists and steals, while rising senior D.J. Johnson (9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) is the leader among three returning players (along with Iwundu and Wade) who averaged better than 4 rebounds per contest a season ago.

The squad will also be boosted by the return of a healthy Kamau Stokes, who started 20 of the first 21 games in 2015-16 before a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the year, as well as the continued development of redshirt freshmen Isaiah Maurice and Dante Williams, who measure at 6-foot-10 and 7-foot, respectively.

To view the complete K-State basketball schedule, click HERE.