NCAA TOURNAMENT | Kansas St. Hoping to Upset Kentucky

03/21/2018 03:53 PM

The No. 9-seeded Kansas St. Wildcats (24-11) are the underdogs heading into Thursday night’s match-up against No. 5-seeded Kentucky (26-10).

They are still hoping though to be the Wildcat team that comes out victorious in the Sweet 16 battle.

KSU forward Makol Mawien was asked to describe his team on Wednesday during Kansas St.‘s media availability:

Meanwhile, KSU guard Cartier Diarra was asked to share his thoughts on the 2017-2018 UK men’s basketball team:

KSU guard Mike McGuirl added on, by talking about Kentucky’s athleticism:

Thursday night’s game is set to tip at approximately 9:37 p.m. ET inside Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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