It's WAC-y Wednesday, and La-Tech is your surprise conference leader, sprinting out to a 4-0 start that includes nice wins against Hawaii
and Fresno State
. Defending two-time NCAA rebounding king Paul Millsap
used the mini-run to climb back into the national lead in glasswork (12.5 rpg), and has his eyes on a three-peat prize. So are the Bulldogs for real? Hard to say. Sure, they lead the WAC in rebounding (obviously), but they cough up the ball a lot (22.4% turnover rate) and they don't shoot so well (42.3% FG). After Millsap's 20.8 ppg, you have to go down into single digits to find any more offense. And I mean well into single digits - Corey Dean (8.6 ppg) is their second-leading scorer.
They'll test their mettle tonight against a tough Utah State squad, one's that still decently positioned to go NCAA. They lead the WAC in shooting (51.7%, 4th overall), threes (41%), offensive efficiency (1.08 ppp), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) and floor percentage (52.9% of their possessions result in scores). What's more, they have a nice little inside-outside thing going with Nate Harris
(18.2 ppg) and Jaycee Carroll
(17.8 ppg). So tune in tonight and get your WAC on!
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