February 10, 2007
Hardwood Analysis: Colorado at K-State
Kansas State's winning streak came to a screeching halt in Lawrence Wednesday night with a 97-70 loss to the Jayhawks, but the Wildcats are still in solid position to battle for a finish near the top of the Big 12 Conference and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. K-State's opportunity to get back on the winning track starts Saturday against Colorado.
Hardwood Analysis: Colorado (6-13, 2-7) vs. Kansas State (17-7, 6-3)
Saturday, Feb. 10
Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kan.
The dish: Senior guard Dominique Coleman might be the most versatile player on the CU roster. The 6-foot-3 point guard leads the Buffaloes in assists (3.4) and rebounds (6.2) while also averaging nearly 11 points per game. Coleman is a below average 3-point shooter, but still finds ways to score despite his lack of accuracy as a jump shooter. Freshman Xavier Silas will get the nod at shooting guard and can present some matchup problems at 6-foot-5 with the ability to shoot from the outside. Silas is averaging 11.6 points a game and also averages better than four rebounds an outing. The only positive to come out of K-State's loss at Kansas was the play of Jermaine Maybank, who finished with 26 points despite averaging less than three a game entering the contest. Maybank's performance helped cover up some lackluster efforts from the likes of Clent Stewart and Lance Harris, among others, but K-State obviously can't count on that type of production from Maybank game after game. The Wildcats' guards must play with more consistency down the stretch in conference play.
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