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Wildcats close out non-conference slate against visiting Coyotes.
The Kansas State Wildcats close out their non-conference season Monday afternoon against the South Dakota Coyotes. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. CT. Television coverage is available on Fox Sports Net. Radio broadcast is available on K-State Sports Network affiliates.
Kansas State enters the non-conference finale at 10-2, off a 52-45 win against Missouri-Kansas City Saturday night. While K-State struggled from the field in Saturday's win over UMKC, the Wildcats are one of the nation's best rebounding teams, ranked seventh nationally in offensive rebounding percentage. First-year coach Bruce Weber has also focused the Wildcats on defense. Opponents are shooting just 45 percent from inside the three-point arc and 31 percent from beyond it.
South Dakota comes into the New Year's Eve contest at 6-8, having lost four of their previous six games. The Coyotes defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 95-72, on Saturday. South Dakota is led by senior guard Juevol Myles, who averages 16.0 points and 3.5 assists per game. Junior center Trevor Gruis scores 11.5 points per contest and leads the team with 6.4 rebounds per game.