The Red Raiders travel to Providence, Rhode Island to take on the Friars in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.
The Friars are 6-1 on the season with some quality wins and one loss. One of their quality wins was against Wisconsin who is a team that makes the March Madness tournament often. Their one loss came to the University of Virginia who we all know beat Texas Tech in the basketball Championship a couple of years ago. They are led by their big man, Nate Watson, who is physical down low but has his limitations. He averages 17.7 points per game shooting 66.7 percent from the field and 51.6 percent from the free-throw line.
His one limitation is that he does not stretch the floor. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game, so you can say his presence is felt down low. Marcus Santos-Silva, Bryson Williams, and Kevin Obanor will have their hands full guarding their big man and trying to keep him out of the paint.
For the Red Raiders, last game they were without guard Kevin McCullar who was experiencing flu-like symptoms. In his place has been guard Mylik Wilson who offensively has been averaging 4.8 points per game, but this is not all he brings to the team. Wilson is an active player in the passing lanes giving more opportunities for the team to score. He averages 2.0 rebounds per game, a team-high of 4.2 assists per game, and also a team-high in steals which he averages about 2.2 steals per game. Mylik is a gadget player who when McCullar is back, will be one of the best players off the bench in the country.