Despite losing the rebounding battle 38-30 and shooting poorly from the floor, K-State edged out Texas Tech 58-51 on Wednesday night to win their 3rd straight. The Cats now stand at 10-7 (3-1) on the season.
Play of the 1st Half: After making a 3 (his 3rd of the season), Wesley Iwundu slammed home a dunk off a Marcus Foster assist 5:07 into the game. The dunk capped a 9-0 run for the Cats.
Halftime Thoughts: Good defense in the first half, including a 6 minute stretch where Tech was held scoreless. However, the Cats couldn’t pull away, and went to the half leading by single digits.
Player of the Game: Iwundu was aggressive on the offensive end, scoring in double figures for the 3rd time this season. He previously had 10 against both Purdue and Texas A&M. The Cats play their best ball when he is active. Hopefully he builds on this performance as K-State continues in conference play.
Game-Defining Event: K-State was 17-44 (38.6%) from the field, but won the free throw battle handily. The Cats got 21 points from the line on 26 attempts (that’s a FTR of 59% for all you advanced stat geeks).
Up Next: After a strong start to conference play, K-State has another big opportunity against a ranked opponent this weekend. #22 Baylor is coming off a big win against Iowa State. They travel to Bramlage this Saturday, the 17th. Tipoff is at 2:00. Pregame coverage can be heard on KSDB starting at 1:45.
By: Jordan Swoyer