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Foster Named Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week



Freshman Marcus Foster collected another weekly honoron Tuesday, as he was selected as the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of theWeek in helping Kansas State to a pair of wins over George Washington and No.6/6 Oklahoma State last week.


Foster was chosen for the weekly honor by CBSSports.com's JeffBorzello in partnership with the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Thisseason marks the first time a weekly national freshman of the week will beselected and, each Tuesday through Feb. 25, a standout first-year player willbe selected for the honor.


Named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday,Foster averaged 16.0 points on 52.2 percent shooting (12-of-23), including 33.3percent (3-of-9) from 3-point range, in helping the Wildcats notch RPI Top 25wins over the Colonials and Cowboys. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assistsand 0.5 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game during the week.


A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Foster began the week witha 15-point effort in helping K-State hand George Washington just its secondloss of the season, 72-55, on New Year's Eve. He went a season-best 6-of-10from the field, including one 3-point field goal, with three rebounds and twoassists in 23 minutes. Facing his toughest task to date against preseason Big12 favorite Oklahoma State, he was again stellar with a team-high 17 points on6-of-13 field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers, with a season-high eightrebounds, two assists and block in 32 minutes. He has now led the Wildcats inscoring a team-best seven times this season.


Foster is one of only two players to start every game thisseason and paces the team in a number of categories, including scoring (14.0ppg.), double-digit scoring games (12), field goals (65) and 3-point fieldgoals (29), while he is among the Top 5 in rebounding, assists, blocks, stealsand minutes. He has scored in double figures in 12 of the last 13 games,including a streak of 10 consecutive games from Nov. 13 to Dec. 21, 2013. Hehas at least one 3-pointer in 13 consecutive contests.


No. 25 Kansas State (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) returns to the courttonight, as the Wildcats face their first road test of the year at TCU (9-4,0-1 Big 12). The game will be tip at 7 p.m. CT at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on theBig 12 Network. The team's current nine-game winning streak is the longest ofthe Bruce Weber era at K-State and the longest since winning 10 in a row duringthe 2009-10 season. Fans can watch the game locally on KMCI (Kansas City), KMTW(Wichita) and KSNT (Topeka), while it also available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPNapp at http://es.pn/MBK-KSUvsTCU.



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