No. 4 Michigan vs. Kansas State
• WHEN/WHERE: 4 on Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York
• TV/RADIO: ESPN; WHB (810 AM)
• ABOUT MICHIGAN (4-0): The Wolverines are coming off a hard-fought victory over Pittsburgh in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off. They benefited from a strong crowd support during that game and are likely to have more fan support than K-State on Friday. Two of Michigans top players come from established basketball families. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III were both raised by NBA fathers. Michigan relies on offensive rebounds to extend possessions. Three of its starters average at least 6.5 rebounds per game.
• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (5-0): K-State won its first four games by wide margins, but had to squeak out a 66-63 victory over Delaware in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Wildcats struggled to slow Delawares Devon Saddler, and benefited from the fact that two Blue Hens players missed time in the second half because of cramps. But the Wildcats could have been ahead big had they gotten off to a better start. They barely made 30 percent of their shots in the first half and were in a close game the rest of the way. This will be the first big-name name opponent Bruce Weber has coached against at K-State.
|F||1||Glenn Robinson III||6-6||Fr.||13.3|
|G||10||Tim Hardaway Jr.||6-6||Jr.||17.0|
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org