With the win over Nebraska, Kansas State remains on schedule for an 8-8 conference record and keeps themselves in the NCAA tournament talk. That talk involves nothing more than the outer edge of the bubble but at least there is no official elimination yet. The team played well and got a victory. Funny how that works. Continue reading for the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Free throws… Since conference play began, Kansas State has been shooting much better from the charity stripe. Against NU the Wildcats went 21-25 (84%) which was huge in keeping Nebraska at arms length the entire game. It always nice to see a team win a game from the line rather than lose one. Let’s hope this becomes the norm.
Piling it on… In plenty of games this season, K-State has gotten a lead and then watched it slip away at some point. Against Nebraska, the lead was big early and it never got close again. The night was slightly reminiscent of days gone by when the Octagon of Doom was inhabited by the Dobermans with killer instinct.
Messy, messy, messy… while the game was a victory, it still doesn’t seem like K-State is playing crisp and clean basketball yet. There were still some ugly turnovers and bad ball handling all through the game and even the offense just didn’t seem to be run well. K-State did a decent job of being patient but there were times when the floor wasn’t spread out and that resulted in too many guys around the ball in the offensive set.
After a solid win, nothing gets put in this category. Well played Cats. EMAW!