Michigan State basketball: getting to know Kansas State

Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 2019 NCAA Tournament, in which the Spartans reached the Final Four behind the play of Cassius Winston.

Now, the Spartans are looking to make another run to the Final Four. To do it, they are going to have to get through the Big 12’s Kansas State Wildcats, who are led by first year head coach Jerome Tang.

With the Wildcats and Spartans getting ready to square off for a spot in the Elite Eight, get to know Michigan State’s opponent, the Kansas State Wildcats:

School Information

Who: Kansas State University

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Head coach: Jerome Tang (1st season)

Projected Lineup


PG: Markquis Nowell (17.1 ppg)

G: Desi Sills (8.8 ppg)

G: Camryn Carter (6.4 ppg)

F: Keyontae Johnson (17.5 ppg)

F: Nae’Qwan Tomlin (10.3 ppg)


F: David N’Guessan (6.4 ppg)

F: Ismael Massoud (5.1 ppg)

F: Abayomi Iyiola (3.6 ppg)

G: Tykei Greene (2.8 ppg)

Tournament History

Tournament appearances: 32

Final Four appearances: 4

Elite Eight appearances: 13

Sweet 16 appearances: 18

Overall record: 37-35

Most recent appearance: 2019 (4 seed, 70-64 loss vs. 13 seed UC Irvine in round of 64)

Story originally appeared on Spartans Wire