Murray State, Colorado State see similar styles

AP Sports Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The second part of Murray State's 1-2 punch could very easily be playing for Colorado State.

When the sixth-seeded Racers (30-1) play the Rams (20-11) on Thursday, guard Donte Poole's present will clash with his past. Poole picked the 11th-seeded Rams out of high school before failing to qualify.

He chose prep school and reopened his recruitment, leading him to Murray State.

While the spotlight will be on Racers point guard Isaiah Canaan, the Rams are wary of Poole's potential in a clash of teams with similar styles and size.

Neither team starts a player taller than 6-foot-7 and the Rams have taken a liking to being called 'ankle-biters' for their tenacity.

The Racers aren't any bigger, but carry weighty mid-major expectations following their rapid rise in the rankings.

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