Kansas State Wildcats at Kansas Jayhawks
Thursday, 10/14/10, 7:30 PM EDT
Opening Point Spread: Kansas State -4
Current Betting Line: Kansas State -3
Opening Total: 50.5
Current Total: 50
Current Moneyline: Kansas State -150/Kansas +130
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The US managed a 15 point win against Lithuania. My prediction was 9, and it would have been 9 or even closer if not for the US shutting down Linas Klieza, who has had his way with everyone else. Durant also had a monster game with 38 points, and Odom notched a double double (13 pts, 10 rebs). Turkey will present a different set of problems. They have a great perimeter game with Turkoglu leading the offense, and can also dump it inside to Ilyasova or Asik. Ilyasova, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, is leading the Turks in scoring at 14.3 ppg, and will probably be the defensive assignment of either Durant or Iguodala. It would make sense for it to be Iguodala, so Durant can be saved for offensive duties. Coach K has been playing his bench liberally, but I would be surprised to see Durant play any less than 35 minutes in the championship game. He has been far and away the best player for the US and whether or not they can win the gold medal depends on how well he performs.
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I decided to write about this today because I was very pleased to see that Kansas reportedly interviewed Turner Gill from Buffalo yesterday. Gill was a celebrated player at Nebraska, so he is very familiar with the Big 12 and respectful of the history and tradition. Gill is a guy on the rise, and he definitely appears ready for the big time, so I think he would be a very good fit. His offense at Buffalo also looks like it wouldn’t be out of place in the Big 12, so it would be very fun to see what he could do with access to better talent. I also think Gill deserves the chance because he took a risk last year that I wish more coaches would take. He was very hot last year after winning the MAC unexpectedly, but instead of jumping at a job, including potentially hisalma mater, he chose to stay loyal for another year at Buffalo. That risk didn’t pay off for him because Buffalo fell out of contention and out of the public eye, but it’s not like he forgot how to coach so he shouldn’t be punished for an inevitable element of college football. Maybe him getting a prime job this year would encourage more rising coaches to exercise patience and show more loyalty to their stepping stone programs.
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Later on this evening I will be sitting in UB Stadium at the University of Buffalo watching the Bulls play the Miners of UTEP in what is scheduled to be the first college football game of the year to kick off. I have never been to a Bulls game, and I don’t much care about either team in the grand scheme of things, but I happen to be in the area on a trip, and I love everything about college football, so I figured I would check it out. Besides, despite what may be the first instinct of most people looking at this game, it has the real potential to be an interesting showdown. Here’s a look at the four top storylines:
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