January 8, 2007

Hardwood Analysis: Texas Tech at K-State

All of the momentum Kansas State built up during a six-game winning streak has disappeared as the result of a sudden two-game slide, leaving the Wildcats with a near must-win against Coach Bob Knight and Texas Tech. A national audience will tune in to watch Knight take on Bob Huggins and the Wildcats; will K-State be able to get back on track against the Red Raiders?

Hardwood Analysis: Texas Tech (12-4, 1-0) vs. Kansas State (10-5, 0-1)
Monday, Jan. 8
Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kan.
9:00 p.m. ESPN

Point Guard
The dish: The Wildcats have had a difficult time getting consistent play out of their point guards against better competition, although Clent Stewart did finish with 10 points in K-State's latest outing, a 69-65 loss at No. 11 Texas A&M on Saturday. Stewart has been more steady than Blake Young as of late and will likely regain his starting spot against the Red Raiders after Young committed some untimely turnovers in College Station. Tech is a little more settled at the point, where 6-foot-1 junior Charlie Burgess averages 10.5 points an outing along with 2.1 assists. Burgess is part of a perimeter trio for Tech that does most of the Red Raiders' scoring, and his play has been good enough to give Knight's squad the advantage here.

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