▪ Dick Vitale, in case you haven’t heard, will be at Koch Arena. His desire to do a Shockers game just about completes the circle of media love WSU generated over the past two-plus seasons. It is hard to think of a national outlet that hasn’t chronicled the Shockers and now ESPN’s College GameDay appears to be the lone holdout.
▪ This has the look of a rebounding mismatch. The Shockers are plus-9.2 on the boards and the Billikens are minus-2.6. Mississippi State out-rebounded Saint Louis by 15 and Bradley by 17. In seven games, Saint Louis has outscored its opponent on second-chance points once, and that includes giving up 13 second-chance points to Rockhurst while scoring eight.