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Kansas State Wildcats – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2017

Kansas State Wildcats – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2017


Kansas State Wildcats (Overall: 20-13, Conf: 8-10)


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Team Strengths

Kansas State is one of six Big 12 programs headed to the Big Dance, and this particular group can definitely make noise as a +30,000 underdog.

Four players—Wesley Iwundu, Barry Brown, Kamau Stokes, D.J. Johnson—average at least 11 points for the Wildcats, who carry an offense that puts up a decent 72 points per contest along with a highly-disciplined defense that ranks among the best nationally in defensive efficiency and in opponents’ turnover percentage.

This team also has major upsets against Baylor (twice) and West Virginia, including a pair of close losses to in-state rival Kansas, this season.

Team Weaknesses

The Wildcats are horrible in a bunch of other categories, and the most glaring of which is their lack of rebounding (299th in the country). They also don’t do so well against defensive-minded teams, as proven in its loss to West Virginia in the semifinals of the conference tournament. But do note that there were numerous times when their offensive inconsistencies were covered up by their defensive efforts.

Team Statistics (from teamrankings.com)

Category Stat Ranking
Points Per Game 71.7  #192
Rebounds Per Game 32.7  #299
Blocks Per Game 3.8 #102
3-Point Percentage  36.1  #128
Free Throw Percentage  68.9  #223

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F D.J. Johnson 11.2
F Wesley Iwundu 12.5
G Dean Wade  9.4
G Barry Brown 11.7
G Kamau Stokes 11.6

Writer’s Prediction

Kansas State (+30,000) makes it to the Sweet 16.

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