K-State has now won 5 of their last 6 after a 63-53 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Cats shot 57% from the field and never trailed. Nino Williams continues to thrive in conference play. He led KSU with 20 points on a scorching 10-13 shooting effort.
Play of the First Half: After beating his man off the dribble, Marcus Foster found a cutting Wesley Iwundu for the easy lay-up to make it 6-0 less than 1 minute into the game. Slow offensive starts have plagued the Cats all season. Nice to see them get it going early.
Halftime Thoughts: Le’Bryan Nash and Phil Forte entered the game averaging upwards of 34 a game. They were kept in check in the first half. The duo only managed a combined 2 made field goals in the first half. Marcus Foster and Nino Williams did a nice job guarding the Cowboys’ star players.
Player of the Game: Justin Edwards was a perfect 4-4 from the field (including 2 from deep). He also logged 3 assists and 3 steals. A solid overall game for the Maine transfer. His contributions could be huge as K-State enters the toughest stretch of their season.
Game-Defining Event: K-State assisted on 18 of their 24 baskets, good for an assist rate of 75%. The Cats are at their best when perimeter players penetrate and create for others. Encouraging offensive play.
Up Next: Coming off a scare at home against TCU, Bob Huggins’s West Virginia Mountaineers will visit Bramlage to face the Cats this Tuesday, the 27th at 6:00. KSDB coverage can be heard starting at 5:45.
By: Jordan Swoyer