Delaware vs. Kansas State
• WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in New York
• TV/RADIO: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)
• ABOUT DELAWARE (2-1): Delaware has played well since opening the season with a loss to La Salle. It rebounded for wins over Pennsylvania and Virginia and earned a spot in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. … Devon Saddler leads the Blue Hens, of the Colonial Athletic Association, with 16 points a game. … It wasn’t scoring that allowed Delaware to pull an upset at Virginia, though. The Hens won that game 59-53 with defense.
• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (4-0): K-State has won all four of its games by wide margins, but it hasn’t played a difficult opponent yet. That will change this week at the NIT Season Tip-Off. Delaware won two tough games to reach the tournament’s final rounds, Pittsburgh is a regular in the NCAA Tournament and Michigan is ranked in the top five. … The Wildcats’ starting five might enjoy extended playing time. So far, coach Bruce Weber has experimented with lineups whenever K-State has a big lead. … This will be a special trip home for three players. Shane Southwell, Nino Williams and Omari Lawrence are all from the New York area.
| Kellis Robinett, email@example.com