Kansas State’s men’s basketball program will open the doors to Bramlage Coliseum Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats will hold an open scrimmage at 3:45 p.m., hours before the football team’s 6:30 p.m. home game versus Iowa State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
It marks the first opportunity for K-State’s fan base to see the 2021-22 squad in a competitive setting. (The men’s basketball team had an open practice prior to the football game versus Oklahoma earlier this month, but that session mainly focused on drills.) The Wildcats started preseason practice Sept. 30.
The team brings back four of its top-five scorers from last season in sixth-year senior Mike McGuirl and sophomores Davion Bradford, Selton Miguel and Nijel Pack. K-State returns nine lettermen overall, a group that also includes juniors Kaosi Ezeagu and Carlton Linguard, Jr., and sophomores Luke Kasubke and Seryee Lewis. The Wildcats also welcome their fair share of newcomers: transfers Ismael Massoud (Wake Forest), Markquis Nowell (Arkansas-Little Rock) and Mark Smith (Missouri) and freshmen Maximus Edwards and Logan Landers.
K-State has an exhibition versus Pittsburg State on Nov. 4.
The Wildcats open the season Nov. 10, hosting Florida A&M at Bramlage.