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Oregon State a team built on getting (and making) layups

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/nov/30/245574/ **Team:** Oregon State **Record:** 4-1 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 62 3 Strengths ----------- • **Interior defense:** Oregon State boasts the 18th-tallest team according to KenPom's effective height stat, which ranks a team's average height of the center and power forward positions. Perhaps not surprisingly, it's been tough for opponents ...

San Jose State features good size, a go-to guy and a really bad free throw shooter

Jesse Newell

**Team:** San Jose State **Record:** 2-2 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 270 *(Note: All team statistics are from KenPom and do not include San Jose State's win over Div. III UC-Santa Cruz unless otherwise noted.)* 3 Strengths ----------- • **Defensive rebounding:** This has been the biggest strength of San Jose State ...

Saint Louis a scary opponent for KU

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/nov/19/245128/ **Team:** Saint Louis **Record:** 2-1 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 35 3 Strengths ----------- • **Defense ... all of it:** Former coach Rick Majerus turned his team into a defensive force a year ago, as the Billikens ranked 10th nationally in KenPom's overall defensive measure (adjusted defensive efficiency). Saint Louis ...

Inside-out threat Brock Motum the player to watch for Washington State

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/nov/19/245098/ **Team:** Washington State **Record:** 2-1 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 87 3 Strengths ----------- • **Making shots inside:** Washington State has made 58 percent of its twos so far this year (21st nationally), thanks in part to last year's Pac-12 leading scorer Brock Motum, who has made 61 percent of ...

Jayhawks should be able to bomb away against Chattanooga

Jesse Newell

**Team:** Chattanooga **Record:** 1-0 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 283 3 Strengths ----------- • **Foul avoidance:** I'll say this about Chattanooga — though it doesn't appear to be very good defensively, it isn't going to give up free points at the line. Coach John Shulman's teams have traditionally not fouled often, ...

Could Jeff Withey be in line for big game against Michigan State?

Jesse Newell

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/nov/13/244701/ **Team:** Michigan State **Record:** 0-1 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 6 3 Strengths ----------- • **Rebounding:** Michigan State was a dominant rebounding team a year ago, and the Spartans did nothing to hurt that reputation against UConn. The Spartans were most impressive on the offensive glass, grabbing nearly half of ...

SE Missouri has punch in post, problems on D

Jesse Newell

**Team:** SE Missouri **Record:** 0-0 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Preseason Ranking:** 229 3 Strengths ----------- • **Shooting, inside and out:** The Redhawks thrived last year at shooting both two-pointers and threes. SEMO ranked in the top 63 nationally in both categories, which included an impressive 37.4-percent accuracy from three (though the ...

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