Midwest Regional final at a glance

March 27, 1993|By Don Markus

INDIANA (31-3) vs. KANSAS (28-6)

Site: St. Louis Arena

Time: 6 p.m.

TV: Channels 11, 9

Coaches: Indiana, Bob Knight (619-213 in 28 years overall, 517-163 in 22 years at Indiana); Kansas, Roy Williams (130-36 in five years)

Analysis: This matchup of college basketball blue-bloods -- Kansas is the third-winningest program, Indiana the fourth -- should be a test for both teams. Can the Jayhawks stop Calbert Cheaney? Can the Hoosiers slow down Rex Walters? If Kansas forwards Richard Scott and Darrin Hancock recover from their respective sprained ankles, the Jayhawks could have a little too much depth and muscle for the Hoosiers inside. If not, Kansas will have to use a smaller lineup that will make Indiana's lack of height less of a factor. Xavier slowed down Cheaney by putting a much smaller man on the 6-foot-7 forward, and Kansas guard Steve Woodberry, who's 6-4, is one of the best defenders in the Big Eight. The Hoosiers also probably will put their reserve defensive stopper, Chris Reynolds, on Walters. One more thing: Knight is 0-2 against Roy Williams. Don't you think he wants to beat him -- bad?

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