NCAA Tournament Preview: Xavier Musketeers vs. Kansas State Wildcats

by Dirty on March 25, 2010

The fans at EnergySolutions Arena will be treated to a game between the Xavier Musketeers and the Kansas State Wildcats when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 5-point favorites versus the Musketeers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Xavier defeated Pittsburgh 71-68 as a 2-point underdog on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (134.5).

Jordan Crawford poured in 27 points for Xavier and Jason Love added 14 points in the win.

Jacob Pullen dropped a game-high 34 points as Kansas State defeated BYU 84-72 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday. Kansas State covered the 4-point spread, while the 156 points went UNDER the posted total of 156.5.

Denis Clemente added 19 points in the win for Kansas State.

Team records:
Xavier: 26-8 SU, 22-11 ATS
Kansas State: 28-7 SU, 21-9 ATS

Xavier most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Kansas State most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing BYU are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Xavier is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Xavier is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Xavier’s last 5 games
Kansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas State’s last 9 games

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