Kansas State University

Kansas State-Charlotte basketball preview

Updated: 2013-11-21T01:41:35Z

PNo.CharlotteHt.Yr.PPG
F21Willie Clayton6-9So.13.0
C12Mike Thorne Jr.6-11So.13.7
G14Terrence Williams6-4Jr.14.0
G15Pierria Henry6-4Jr.17.0
G24Ben Cherry6-3Sr.1.7

PNo.Kansas StateHt.Yr.PPG
F50D.J. Johnson6-9So.10.0
F25Wesley Iwundu6-7Fr.8.3
G55Will Spradling6-2Sr.8.7
G2Marcus Foster6-2Fr.16.7
G1Shane Southwell6-7Sr.9.3

• WHEN/WHERE: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico

• TV/RADI O: ESPNU; WHB (810 AM)

• ABOUT CHARLOTTE (2-1) : The 49ers have wins against East Tennessee State and Elon. Their loss came to the College of Charleston. Charlotte is gifted offensively. Four of its starters average more than 13 points. Charlotte won its early season tournament last year, the Great Alaska Shootout.

• ABOUT KANSAS STATE (2-1): The Wildcats have won two games in a row, scoring 71 points in both games. Foster has led the way, averaging 16.7 points. Southwell was expected to lead the team in scoring, but is averaging 9.3 points. K-State is hoping to get key contributions from Thomas Gipson, who missed the first two games because of concussionlike symptoms.

• BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte has two high-quality post players. K-State will need to play strong defense against them to win its first game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

| Kellis Robinett, krobinett@kcstar.com

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