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

The 28 points and 5 rebounds by Rodney McGruder helped the Wildcats to a 73-67 victory over Oklahoma State on January 5th. On top of his scoring average of 14.9 points per game, he delivers 5.5 rebounds per game. In a 57-53 victory over Texas on January 9th, Aaric Murray put up 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers. He puts up a team-leading 10.6 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 1.6 blocks per game. West Virginia will hope to exploit their strength in turnover percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 17.9 in this area ranks 2nd in the conference and 55th in the country.

West Virginia StatSmack

  • Kansas State is a better three-point shooting team (32.7% vs 27.5%) than West Virginia this season.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Kansas State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than West Virginia (4 vs 1).
  • Kansas State has a better scoring defense (56.1 allowed per game vs 67.0 allowed per game) than West Virginia this season.
  • Will Spradling is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in three-pointers and 9th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • Kansas State is better at defending the three (26.4% allowed vs 34.7% allowed) than West Virginia this season.
  • The Kansas State blocks leader (Jordan Henriquez) has more blocks than the West Virginia blocks leader (Aaric Murray).
  • Kansas State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.709 to 0.669).
  • Kansas State players are more experienced than West Virginia players (12,488 minutes played vs 10,590 minutes played).
  • Kansas State does a better job contesting shots (38.4% allowed vs 42.9% allowed) than West Virginia this season.
  • The Kansas State scoring leader (Rodney McGruder) has more points than the West Virginia scoring leader (Juwan Staten).
  • Thomas Gipson is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in rebounds.
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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