Kansas State squares off against Kansas in the championship of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN. The Wildcats lost to the Jayhawks 83-62 on Feb. 11 and are 1-10 against them over the last four years.
In a 68-57 win over Oklahoma State on Mar. 15, Rodney McGruder put up 25 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats. He paces the team in points per game with 15.6, and rebounds per game with 5.4. For the Jayhawks, Perry Ellis finished with 23 points and six rebounds in the 88-73 win over Iowa State on Mar. 15. He is averaging 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. One category in which Kansas is especially proficient is effective field goal percentage at 53.4, ranking second in their conference (and 28th nationally).
StatSmack! Kansas State is better than Kansas
Rodney McGruder is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in points and 8th in the Big 12 in steals.