Conference play starts Saturday at 2:00 against UCA at the Convo. KSU leads the series 1-0 with an 83-72 victory last year at the Convo.
The 4 major rating sites all agree that (1) KSU will win the game, (2) UCA is the worst team in the ASun, and (3) UCA is rated in the 300's (range from 302 to 329).
If UCA shocks the world tonight against 10-1 TCU (NCAA NET #62 / AP #18 ) the above ratings will improve.
Sagarin: KSU -9.5
Massey: KSU -6 (78-72; KSU win probability 69%
Will KSU's long layoff be a factor in the game? We'll know Saturday night.