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Cumro's Corner: Kansas v. Richmond

Coach: Chris Mooney
Conference: Atlantic 10
2012-13 Record: 9-2

Expected Starters


#0 Kendall Anthony, 5’8 Sophomore point guard
13.9 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.5 to/game, 45.3% fg, 84.4% ft, 42.2% 3pt

#2 Cedrick Lindsay, 6’1 Junior shooting guard
10.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.4 apg, 2 spg, 1.6 to/game, 45.1% fg, 77.4% ft, 36.4% 3pt

#3 Darien Brothers, 6’3 Senior shooting guard
14.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.2 to/game, 50% fg, 86.1% ft, 51.9% 3pt

#22 Greg Robbins, 6’5 Senior small forward
7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.5 bpg, 2.5 to/game, 49.2% fg, 63.6% ft, 32% 3pt

#34 Derrick Williams, 6'6 Junior power forward
14.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 3.1 to/game, 60.3% fg, 78.6% ft, 30% 3pt

Substitutes


#4 Wayne Sparrow, 6’3 Sophomore shooting guard
5.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.8 to/game, 40% fg, 68.8% ft, 34.6% 3pt

#5 Trey Davis, 6’5 Freshman small forward
1.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.7 spg, 1.1 to/game, 25% fg, 72.7% ft, 0% 3pt

#11 Deion Taylor, 6'7 Freshman small forward
1.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 to/game, 42.1% fg, 0% ft, 41.7% 3pt

#15 Terry Allen, 6’8 Freshman power forward
2 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.5 bpg, 0.5 to/game, 41.2% fg, 54.5% ft, 20% 3pt

#33 Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, 6’9 Freshman small forward
2.5 ppg, 4 rpg, 0.8 spg, 1.2 bpg, 0.8 to/game, 30% fg, 54.5% ft, 28.6% 3pt

Richmond Preview


The Spiders are a team that shoots the perimeter shot very well. They average 21.1 3pt field goal attempts per game and connect on 38.8% of those attempts as a team. Richmond doesn’t have a great deal of depth on the interior and they struggle to rebound the basketball. The Spiders have done an outstanding job of getting to the line, averaging 23.4 free throw attempts per game on the year. Expect Richmond to switch a large number of screens and to double Withey in the post. Their guards are very aggressive in playing passing lanes so the Jayhawks must take care of the basketball.

Kansas Keys to the Game


Perimeter Defense
The Spiders will shoot a large number of 3pt shots with 41.4% of their field goal attempts coming from beyond the arc. They have shot the ball well, knocking down 38.8% of those attempts, with Brothers and Anthony combining to knock down 47 of their 99 attempts on the season. The Jayhawks have been up and down in defending the ‘3’, but were solid against Belmont, forcing them to a 8-38 performance from long range.
Paint Touches
The Spiders have very little size and the Jayhawks should be able to take advantage with Withey and their size on the interior. The Kansas guards must also attack the paint in transition and the half court, getting their post players easy looks inside.
Staying in the moment
Coming off of two outstanding performances and with a trip to Ohio State on the horizon this is a classic trap game for the Jayhawks. If Kansas can show the focus they’ve shown in their recent games against Colorado and Belmont then they should be able to handle the Spiders in this game.

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