It is March Madness! The ninth-seeded Kansas State Wildcats match up with the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats, from the SEC, in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
THE GAME: Kansas State Wildcats (20-12, 10-8) Vs Kentucky Wildcats (24-10, 10-6)
THE PLACE: Scotttrade Center – St. Louis, Missouri
THE TIME: Friday, March 21st, 8:40 p.m. CDT
THE NETWORK: CBS
LIVE STREAM: NCAA.com
The Kansas State Wildcats play the Kentucky Wildcats this evening, in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament on CBS so if you are on the go, or stuck at work, and can’t be near your television, we have you covered. You can still catch the Kansas State Wildcats live stream action as they take on Kentucky at NCAA.com.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. ON THE ROAD BLUES (PURPLES): Ten of Kansas State’s twelve losses have come away from home this season. All year long, they have been a different team away from Bramlage Coliseum. They need to get over that – quickly. They are playing one of the most athletic teams in the country, one that started the season ranked number one. If the Kansas State players don’t have their wits about them early on, they might just get run out of the building. They need to achieve the same intensity they have at home on this neutral site.
2. BANG THE BOARDS: Kentucky records 41.3 rebounds a game, the 5th best mark in the nation. Kansas State pulls down 36 caroms a contest, good for 110th in the land. The lads from Manhattan have to win the rebounding game if they want to have a chance at beating Kentucky. The guards are going to have to rebound, and Thomas Gipson, Nino Williams, D.J. Johnson certainly have to block out and go get the basketball. They cannot allow the athletic kids from Kentucky get a lot of seconds chances to score. If KSU wins this aspect of the game, they will come out on top on the scoreboard.
3. MARCUS FOSTER: What are the chances Marcus Foster got as much as a text from anyone from Kentucky during recruiting. The Kansas State freshman has shown he belongs in the limelight. Kansas State will need all of his 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists that he averaged during the season, and more. Here is his chance to shine against the much more heralded freshmen on Kentucky’s roster. If Foster can out shine his young opponents, Kansas State has a good shot at winning this ball game.