January 5, 2007

Hardwood Analysis: K-State at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Kansas State had its six game winning streak snapped in Cincinnati by Xavier on Wednesday night, and things aren't about to get any easier for the Wildcats. K-State must now travel to College Station to take on No. 11 Texas A&M to open Big 12 Conference play, and the Aggies figure to represent the best team Bob Huggins has seen since arriving in Manhattan.

Hardwood Analysis: Kansas State (10-4, 0-0) vs. No. 11 Texas A&M (12-2, 0-0)
Saturday, Jan. 6
Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
7:00 p.m.



Point Guard
The dish: Wildcat point guards Clent Stewart and Blake Young struggled in the loss to the Musketeers, and both will have to play much better if K-State has any hopes of opening up league play 1-0. The duo combines to average better than 11 points and five assists a contest, but both Young and Stewart have to do a better job of taking care of the ball against attacking defenses. They also have to do on the defensive end of the court, especially on Saturday against the conference's best point guard in Acie Law. The 6-foot-3 Law averages 15.1 points and 5.8 assists per game, showing his ability to hurt teams as both as a scorer and distributor of the ball. Law scored 28 on the Wildcats last season in Manhattan, and although he doesn't figure to be quite as productive individually in this meeting, Law still gives A&M quite an edge in the battle at point guard.
EDGE: TEXAS A&M



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