Strength: Offensive Rebounding
Any Frank Martin team will probably be known for two things: a dominance on the boards and a strong defense. This year's team has both. The Wildcats are sixth in the country in offensive rebound percentage, yanking down a whopping 42.5 percent of available offensive boards. The defense has also been a top-10 unit, ranking ninth in adjusted defensive efficiency.
Weakness: Free Throws
Statistically speaking, there couldn't be a bigger weakness. Kansas State is the worst team in Division 1 at converting its freebies, making just 53.7 percent of its attempts. Don't look for that number to go much further up, either — with star guard Jacob Pullen serving as more of a jump shooter, K-State often sends its bigs (poor free throw shooters) to the line much more often. The Wildcats also aren't a great shooting team, especially inside the arc, and commit too many turnovers.
Star Player: Jacob Pullen, G
Pullen uses a team-high 28.2 of the Wildcats' possessions and is scoring a team-high 16.5 points per game. But his shooting percentages have dropped from last year, including his three-point percentage plummeting from 39.6 percent last year to 31.3 percent this year. Worse, his leadership has also been lacking, as he was forced to sit three games for committing NCAA violations. He's still a great defender and somebody you have to watch in clutch situations.