Kansas State vs. West Virginia: Full Game Preview

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Kansas State vs. West Virginia: Full Game Preview
Kansas State
(12-2, 1-2 away)
West Virginia
(8-6, 6-1 home)
Venue: WVU Coliseum
1:45PM ET / 10:45AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kansas State R McGruder 14.9 T Gipson 6.3 A Rodriguez 4.4
West Virginia A Murray 10.6 A Murray 7.5 J Staten 2.9

In their last match-up, Aaric Murray finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Mountaineers 57-53 victory over Texas on January 9th. He leads the team in points with 10.6 per game, rebounds with 7.5 per game, and blocks with 1.6 per game. For the Wildcats, Rodney McGruder finished with 28 points and 5 rebounds in the 73-67 win over Oklahoma State on January 5th. With 14.9 points per game and 1.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which Kansas State is especially proficient is offensive rebounding percentage at 42.6, ranking 1st in their conference (and 4th nationally).

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  • The West Virginia basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Kansas State (71% vs 40%).
  • Juwan Staten is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • West Virginia is a better free-throw-shooting team (71.8% vs 65.2%) than Kansas State this season.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, West Virginia has had more players drafted by the NBA than Kansas State (3 vs 2).
  • West Virginia has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Kansas State (1 vs 0).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? West Virginia currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 960) than Kansas State, per the NCAA.
  • West Virginia takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Kansas State (7 vs 4).
  • AP voters think more highly of West Virginia and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Kansas State (76 vs 48).
  • West Virginia beat Kansas State by 5 points the last time they played (Dec 08, 2011).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. West Virginia has a stronger schedule than Kansas State this season (SOS Rank: #39 vs #218).
  • The West Virginia steals leader (Juwan Staten) has more steals than the Kansas State steals leader (Rodney McGruder).
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rodney McGruder 31 15 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Spradling 31 8 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Angel Rodriguez 23 9 2 4 1 0 2
C Shane Southwell 21 7 3 2 1 0 1
C Nino Williams 17 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Thomas Gipson 20 8 6 0 1 1 2
C J. Henriquez 14 5 5 0 0 2 1
C M. Irving 18 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- D.J. Johnson 12 3 4 0 0 1 0
D+ Adrian Diaz 11 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Omari Lawrence 11 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- Shawn Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ryan Schultz 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Orris 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Aaric Murray 24 11 8 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 31 11 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 22 7 2 2 1 0 2
C Deniz Kilicli 20 7 4 1 0 0 2
C- Keaton Miles 17 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Eron Harris 14 5 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Noreen 17 3 4 1 0 0 1
D+ D. Rutledge 13 3 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 10 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Volodymyr Gerun 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aaron Brown 9 1 2 1 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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