FAMU takes on Kansas State
Florida A&M (0-5) vs. Kansas State (4-2)
Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida A&M and Kansas State look to bounce back from losses. Both teams are coming off of big losses in their last game. Kansas State lost 73-60 in Fort Myers to Bradley on Wednesday, while Florida A&M fell 87-51 at Seton Hall on Nov. 11.
VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both teams this year. Cartier Diarra, Xavier Sneed and Makol Mawien have combined to account for 54 percent of Kansas State’s scoring this season. For Florida A&M, MJ Randolph, Rod Melton Jr., Bryce Moragne and DJ Jones have combined to account for 62 percent of all Florida A&M scoring.
CREATING OFFENSE: Diarra has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Kansas State field goals over the last three games. Diarra has accounted for 11 field goals and 22 assists in those games.
FLOOR SPACING: Florida A&M’s Melton has attempted 30 3-pointers and connected on 26.7 percent of them, and is 5 for 19 over the last three games.
TWO STREAKS: Florida A&M has dropped its last three road games, scoring 50.3 points and allowing 76.3 points during those contests. Kansas State has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 53.
DID YOU KNOW: The Kansas State defense has allowed only 58.5 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Wildcats 17th among Division I teams. The Florida A&M offense has averaged 57.4 points through five games (ranked 253rd, nationally).