No. 14 Kennesaw State vs. No. 3 Xavier
What: NCAA Tournament, first round
Where: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
When: Friday, 12:40 p.m.
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Evan Washburn
Latest line: Xavier is an 11.5-point favorite over Kennesaw State.
Records: Kennesaw State 26-8 (15-3 ASUN); Xavier 25-9 (15-5 Big East)
Next: The winner advances to play the winner of the Iowa State-Pittsburgh game on Sunday.
Likely starting lineups: Kennesaw State: Demond Robinson, Chris Youngblood, Terrell Burden, Spencer Rodgers, Brandon Stroud; Xavier: Jerome Hunter, Jack Nunge, Colby Jones, Adam Kunkel, Souley Boum
Team leaders: Kennesaw State: Chris Youngblood, 14.7 points; Brandon Stroud, 6.5 rebounds; Terrell Burden, 4.4 assists. Xavier: Souley Boum, 16.5 points; Jack Nunge, 7.8 rebounds; Souley Boum, 4.4 assists.
Points per game: Kennesaw State 75.3; Xavier 81.4
Opponents points per game: Kennesaw State 68.9; Xavier: 74.1
Enrollments: Kennesaw State is a public school, the third-largest university in Georgia with nearly 43,000 students enrolled. Xavier University is a private institution, located in Cincinnati, that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,145 as of fall 2021.
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