Basketball viewing guide: Alabama vs. Kansas State

We’re not live on the scene in Kansas City, but The Daily Bama Blog still has the details you’ll like to follow before the 9 p.m., tipoff with Kansas State on ESPNU.

Alabama lineup:
F JaMychal Green, 6-8, Sr., 15.4 ppg., 6.8 rpg.;
F Tony Mitchell, 6-6, Jr., 15.4 ppg., 7.4 rpg.;
G Trevor Releford, 6-1, So., 10.5 ppg., 3.0 assists;
G Levi Randolph, 6-5, Fr., 6.4 ppg., 4.6 rpg.;
F Nick Jacobs, 6-8, Fr., 5.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg.

Kansas State lineup:
G Martavious Irving, 6-1, Jr., 6.7 ppg., 3.0 assists;
G Rodney McGruder, 6-4, Jr., 12.7 ppg., 5.1 rpg.;
F Jamar Samuels, 6-7, Sr., 11.8 ppg., 7.0 rpg.;
F Thomas Gibson, 6-7, Fr., 14.0 ppg., 8.1 rpg.;
G Will Spradling, 6-2, So., 12.6 ppg., 3.1 assists.

Noteworthy: The late tip-off in Kansas City will be the first of two straight games against Big 12 competition for Alabama. Oklahoma State visits Birmingham at 8 p.m., Wednesday. … The Tide last met the Wildcats Dec. 19, 2009 in an 87-74 beating delivered in Mobile. … Like Alabama, Kansas State prides its defense. Wildcat opponents average 64 points a game while Tide foes are scoring 55.3 a night (11th nationally). … Alabama forward JaMychal Green has scored in double figures in all but one game, a win over Maryland. … The Wildcats have a 104-75 record in games played in Kansas City. … Kansas State’s only loss came to West Virginia in double overtime on Dec. 8. … The Wildcats are coming off a 79-68 overtime win over North Florida, a team Alabama beat 64-44 in the season opener.


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