Kansas City (2-2) vs. Idaho State (1-3)
Reed Gym, Pocatello, Idaho; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City goes up against Idaho State in an early season matchup. Kansas City won easily 99-36 at home against Kansas Christian on Wednesday, while Idaho State is coming off of a 78-60 loss on Friday at Nebraska.
STEPPING UP: Seniors Marvin Nesbitt Jr. and Evan Gilyard II have led the Roos. Nesbitt has averaged 11.8 points and seven rebounds while Gilyard has put up 13.5 points per game. The Bengals have been anchored by Tarik Cool and Robert Ford III, who are averaging 11.5 and 11.3 points, respectively.MIGHTY MARVIN: Nesbitt has connected on 12.5 percent of the eight 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 66.7 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Bengals have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Roos. Idaho State has an assist on 36 of 61 field goals (59 percent) over its previous three games while Kansas City has assists on 47 of 85 field goals (55.3 percent) during its past three games.
STINGY DEFENSE: Kansas City has held opposing teams to 65.5 points per game, the lowest figure among all Summit League teams.
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