Kansas City seeks revenge on UTRGV
Texas Rio Grande Valley (7-14, 3-5) vs. Kansas City (12-11, 4-4)
Swinney Recreation Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City seeks revenge on Texas Rio Grande Valley after dropping the first matchup in Edinburg. The teams last met on Jan. 9, when the Vaqueros shot 43.1 percent from the field en route to a 12-point victory.
SUPER SENIORS: Kansas City has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Javan White, Jordan Giles, Rob Whitfield and Jahshire Hardnett have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 33 percent of all Roos points over the last five games.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Roos have scored 69.9 points per game across eight conference games, an improvement from the 63.9 per game they managed against non-conference competition.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Jordan Jackson has made or assisted on 42 percent of all Texas Rio Grande Valley field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 20 field goals and 10 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: The Vaqueros are 0-8 when they score 67 points or fewer and 7-6 when they exceed 67 points. The Roos are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 66 points and 12-2 on the season, otherwise.
PERFECT WHEN: Kansas City is a perfect 5-0 when the team records 12 or more steals. The Roos are 7-11 when they steal the ball fewer than 12 times.
STINGY DEFENSE: Texas Rio Grande Valley has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25.4 percent of all possessions this year, the ninth-highest rate among all Division I teams.