West Virginia vs. Kansas State – Game Preview – March 9, 2022
West Virginia Mountaineers (15-16, 4-14 Big 12) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (14-16, 6-12 Big 12)
Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
LINE: State of Kansas -1; plus/minus is 138.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas State Wildcats take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Big 12 Tournament.
The Wildcats are 9-7 at home. Kansas State is ninth in the Big 12 with 12.6 assists per game, led by Markquis Nowell with an average of 5.1.
The Mountaineers are 4-14 in conference play. West Virginia ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 32.4 percent shooting from 3-pointers.
The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Wildcats won 78-73 in the final game on Feb. 15. Nowell led the Wildcats with 21 points and Taz Sherman led the Mountaineers with 23 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nijel Pack is shooting 45.7 percent and averaging 17.4 points for the Wildcats. Mike McGuirl is averaging 1.1 makes 3 points over the last 10 games for Kansas State.
Sherman is averaging 18.3 points for the Mountaineers. Sean McNeil is averaging 1.1 3-pointers over the last 10 games for West Virginia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wildcats: 4-6, averaged 71.9 points, 23.0 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 8.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 77.7 points per game.
Mountaineers: 2-8, averaged 71.1 points, 27.4 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 6.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. Their opponents average 73.8 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.