Round of 32, Wichita State (29-4, 17-1 MVC), RPI 17

  • Starters

    Darius Carter SR 6’7” 245 lbs 11.2 ppg

    Tekele Cotton SR 6’3” 205 lbs 9.6 ppg (29.2% 3pt%)

    Evan Wessel JR 6’4” 218 lbs 4.2 ppg (34.2% 3pt%)

    Ron Baker JR 6’3” 222 lbs 15.0 ppg (39.4% 3pt% attempted most)

    Fred VanVleet JR 6’0” 195 lbs 12.7 ppg (36.9% 3pt%) 5.3 apg


    Rashard Kelly FR 6’7” 232 lbs 3.0 ppg (44.4% 3pt%)

    Zach Brown FR 6’6” 213 lbs 2.9 ppg

    Shaquille Morris FR 6’7” 261 lbs 4.9 ppg

    WSU relies heavily on 4 Starters (Carter, Cotton, Baker and VanVleet). Mason and Selden will be busy guarding VanVleet and Baker. This game will feature the battle of the Guards.

    Size wise, KU is taller and bigger. Ellis, Lucas and Taylor should attack the paint, pound the board so that the perimeter would be open for good 3pt looks for Oubre, Greene and Selden.

    If Mason and Selden can contain their guards. The match up is favorable to KU.

  • @Shanghai_RCJH WSU’s guards have the experience edge on KU’s guards. But, that wont scare Mason or Devonte. Plus WSUs guards will have to play both ends, guarding drives and the trey strip

  • @Shanghai_RCJH So, this is just like the Wizard of Oz, and we’re visiting the land of the Munchkins. ( BTW, I edited Wayne’s last name on your post from Seldon to Selden…sorry, it’s a compulsion with me).

  • Starters: 2 seniors, 3 juniors. Bench: 3 freshmen. Experience-wise, the Shockers have an edge. Just sayin’…

  • RPI 17… and a 7th seed.

    Friggin’ NCAA!

    They did this not only to punish the Shockers, but also KU!

  • Shockers so hungry for this match-up, their front row fans will be peeing their pants.

  • @drgnslayr Obviously, the seeding committee set this one up.

  • @KUSTEVE Thanks for the correction. My bad. Ought to respect names.

  • @REHawk Of course they have an edge. KU is like the 8th youngest team in Div 1. Hasnt changed all year. Could be a factor tomorrow but most likely it will come down to who wants the game more. Coach Self > Coach whatshisname

  • @REHawk said:

    Shockers so hungry for this match-up, their front row fans will be peeing their pants.

    If they really did that, that would be funny!

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