25 fouls, 40 rebounds, 8 offensive rebounds, 6 steals, 4 blks, 19 turnovers, 14 assists 25/46 FG's (54.3%), 9/14 3's (64.3%) and 24/32 FT's (75%). As you can see there is plenty of good and plenty of bad with this game. The game wasn't close and the mistakes when they happened were of the lazy variety.
SIU had some great defensive plays and continued to apply pressure to the Cats through out the game. Most of the time the Cats were able to handle the pressure but lazy passes and not being aware of the defender caused several turn overs.
Jeremy Jones was one of 2 guards to not have more TO's than assists, so he gets the lone A of the night.
Jamar (B+) had a nice game after returning from his grandmother's funeral and led the team in points. Condolences to Jamar and his family. (from the sounds of it, he learned about this just prior to the last game).
Angel shot rather well today and if he had not made several turnovers would easily be an A grade.
JO another solid performance with the usual good and bad. If he keeps playing like this in conference I'll be very happy.
Thomas Gipson had a quiet game with some nice assists.
Rodney played the most minutes and I think he provides a nice steadying influence when he is in the game.
Will, I think is still recovering from illness as he seemed a step off in this game.
Martavious did not have a great game. Early fouls (only reason he is not a B) resulted in 11 minutes of playing time despite starting. He is the other guard that had more assists than turnovers.
Everyone else had less than 10 minutes of playing time. Adrian Diaz had a solid 9 minutes of game time and I expect good things from him in future games although he needs more bulk.
What needs to be worked on?
Take care of the ball better. Better recognition of when someone needs help on offense along with no standing around.
Good things that happened.
JO with one dribble drive for a dunk after causing the turnover on the defensive end.
Good passing to open people who then had easy shots.
K-State vs UTEP at 4 p.m. CST on ESPNU.
if K-State wins: 8:30 pm CST Sunday 25th.
if K-State loses: 6:30 pm CST Sunday 25th.