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Utah State basketball: Gameday glance

Published: Sunday, July 5 2015 2:40 a.m. MDT

Utah State vs. Kansas State

TUCSON, ARIZ.

Today, 8 p.m. Radio: 1230 AM

TV: TruTV (Comcast: Ch. 44, DirecTV: 246, Dish Net.: 204)

GAME NOTES

Kansas State, making its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance, is 31-28 all-time in NCAA play, including an Elite 8 appearance last year before bowing out to eventual runner-up Butler 63-56 in SLC. … Kansas State is 4-0 all-time against Utah State. … The Aggies' 30 victories are tied with the 2009 team for most in school history. … This is the only second-round matchup between two teams ranked in the top 25. Utah State is currently ranked 17th in the ESPN USA Today Coaches Poll and 19th in the Associated Press Poll. Kansas State is ranked 24th and 21st, respectively. … Utah State is making its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 20th in school history. … The Aggies are 6-21 all time in the NCAA Tournament, with its last victory coming against Ohio State in 2001.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Utah St. (30-3)

F Tai Wesley

(14.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg)

F Pooh Williams

(8.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg)

F Nate Bendall

(6.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

G Brockeith Pane

(11.6 ppg, 3.4 apg)

G Tyler Newbold

(7.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg)

Kansas St. (22-10)

F Jamar Samuels

(8.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

F Rodney McGruder

(11.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg)

F Curtis Kelly

(10.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

G Jacob Pullen

(19.5 ppg, 3.7 apg)

G Shane Southwell

(1.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg)

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