Saturday, December 17, 2011

Know your enemy- Kansas St Wildcats... in Kansas City

We travel to Kansas City to take on the Wildcats in a return trip of sorts from the matchup in Mobile, AL. Kansas City is home to the best BBQ in the country so hopefully CAG took the boys out to Danny Edward's for some good eats last night. On second thought... I hope not... don't need our players to be overstuffed.

We do have a common opponent already... we crushed UNF while they had to go to OT to beat the pesky Ospreys in their last game.

Here's the media release from KSU.
Season stats

Thomas Gipson leads the team 14.0 PPG and 8.1 boards. He'll bang around inside with Green or Mitchell... let's pray Green doesn't pick up silly fouls early like he usually does. Will Spradling is their only real shooter... shooting better from 3 (41.2%) than overall (39.7%). Let's keep him in the 12-15 ft range. Jamar Samuels is the other guy to keep tabs on... he gets on the boards and picks up a few 'garbage' baskets.

The numbers:
- 76.4 PPG
- 43.3% FG
- 27.8% 3pt FG
- +4.0 rebound margin
- 64% FT

Prediction- The numbers say they're not good, but their record says otherwise with their only loss coming to WVU in OT in Wichita, KS. They did win at VA Tech though. If this were a real neutral site game I'd pick us to win, but it's Kansas City where they have a good fan presence so I'll go ahead and say KSU wins this one... by 7.

Game time is 10PM EST (9PM CST) on ESPNU.

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