- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kansas State

Last season: 17-16

Nickname: Wildcats

Coach: Bruce Weber

Conference: Big 12

Who’s gone: G Justin Edwards, F Brandon Bolden, G Ron Freeman, F Stephen Hurt.

Who’s back: F Wesley Iwundu was second-leading scorer at 11.9 points; F Dean Wade averaged 9.9 points, 5.1 rebounds as freshman; G Kamau Stokes averaged 9.4 points in 21 games; F D.J. Johnson was second-leading rebounder and averaged 9.3 points, 5.2 rebounds; G Barry Brown; G Carlbe Ervin II.

Who’s new: F Xavier Sneed is a four-star prospect who should compete for playing time immediately; F James Love is a 6-10 forward who is expected to provide minutes in the post. G Cartier Diarra; G Brian Patrick.

The Skinny: The Wildcats cleaned house prior to last season and freshmen and transfers provided bulk of scoring, and most of them are back this season. Newcomers should blend with them to give Kansas State a chance to get back to the NCAA tournament.

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