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NCAA Tournament 2017: Wake Forest vs Kansas State: Initial Preview

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A quick look at Wake’s opponent in the first game of the NCAA Tournament

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Championship-Baylor vs Kansas State Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

THE DEACS ARE DANCING ONCE AGAIN, and I know probably not everyone is thrilled about having to play Kansas State in a play in game in Dayton, but WE. ARE. IN. No matter how you feel about our seeding compared to other teams, this is a great step in the right direction for Wake Forest. Now let’s take a quick statistical look at our opponent, the Kansas State Wildcats.

Record: 20-13 (nonconference SOS: 230, 6-7 vs. Top 100)

Conference Record: 8-10

KP Rank: 29

Team Offense : 71.7 ppg (212th), 45.8% FG (96th), 36.1% 3-point (126th)

Team Defense: 66.9 ppg (56th), 42.5% FG (106th), 38.3% 3-point (325th)

Best Wins: West Virginia, at Baylor, Baylor in conference tournament

Worst Losses: Oklahoma (by 30), Tennessee

Best Player: Wesley Iwundu (Sr. Forward)- 12.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1 spg

On paper, this looks like a game that should be very winnable for Wake Forest. How do you think the Deacs stack up against the Wildcats?