NCAA Bracket Preview, Predictions: Kansas State Vs. Utah State

Any March Madness game involving Jacob Pullen is going to be a must-watch, but Kansas St. Wildcats-Utah State Aggies offers a lot besides just the K-State star. The WAC champs come in as one of the nation's better shooting and best defensive teams, and the math actually likes the Aggies in this one.

Star Watch: Beyond Pullen, there's sophomore guard Rodney McGruder, who leads a very strong rebounding team with six per game while adding 11.4 points. The Aggies are led by six-foot-seven senior forward Tai Wesley, who averages 14.7 points and eight rebounds. USU distributor Brockeith Pane turns the ball over more than you'd like, but adds double-digit scoring more often than not. 

Prediction: Picking Kansas State, mainly because the Southeast region's upper seeds are so boring otherwise. Sometimes you pick with your heart.

More Reading: Bring On The CatsSB Nation Kansas City, and Big 12 Hoops will meet your K-State needs, while Mid Major Madness merrily covers WAC hoops.

Need help picking your bracket? Check out SB Nation's full 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket predictions, picking every game of March Madness, or our region by region breakdowns for the East RegionWest RegionSoutheast Region, and Southwest Region.

Did your team miss the 2011 NCAA Tournament? We have you covered: check out the 2011 NIT bracket.

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