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Wildcat report Wildcat report (Nov. 23)

  • Published Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 8:40 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 8:10 a.m.

Friday’s box score

Michigan 71, K-State 57

KANSAS ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Williams122-40-02-3024
Henriquez164-70-42-3028
Rodriguez263-72-20-36110
McGruder326-143-33-72116
Spradling361-90-00-0113
Southwell110-30-00-2020
Irving160-40-00-0310
Lawrence90-10-00-2010
Diaz132-33-41-1017
Gipson111-50-01-4022
Johnson183-31-23-3117
Totals20022-609-1512-30131557

Percentages: FG .367, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 4-18, .222 (Rodriguez 2-4, McGruder 1-3, Spradling 1-6, Lawrence 0-1, Irving 0-2, Southwell 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Henriquez 3, Irving). Turnovers: 6 (Rodriguez 2, Lawrence, Gipson, McGruder, Spradling). Steals: 5 (Johnson 2, Rodriguez, McGruder, Southwell). Technical Fouls: None.

MICHIGANMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Robinson III363-113-44-12209
Vogrich181-30-00-0212
Morgan60-00-00-2040
Burke325-100-01-54310
Hardaway Jr3210-152-40-70123
Albrecht121-10-00-2013
McGary142-42-21-3146
Akunne41-10-00-2002
Stauskas223-62-21-41010
Horford173-50-11-3236
Bielfeldt70-00-00-0000
Totals20029-569-1310-42121771

Percentages: FG .518, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Stauskas 2-3, Albrecht 1-1, Hardaway Jr. 1-3, Burke 0-2, Robinson III 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 5 (Hardaway Jr., Burke, McGary, Robinson III, Bielfeldt). Turnovers: 9 (Burke 5, Hardaway Jr. 2, McGary, Bielfeldt). Steals: 2 (Robinson III, Hardaway Jr.). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas St.

243357
Michigan294271

Att.–7,198. Officials–John Cahill, Michael Stephens, Roger Ayers.

Lesson learned

Despite a lopsided loss, K-State players said they enjoyed playing in the NIT Season Tip-Off and thought they could learn from the trip.

“It was a great experience,” Angel Rodriguez said. “Playing the No. 4 team in the country, we couldn’t get a better opportunity than that one. It didn’t come with the victory but it’s a long season and we have got to continue to get better.”

Added starting forward Nino Williams: “We learned from it. It was our first road test. We won a game. The second one didn’t go so good, but we will learn from it and get better.”

Confidence

Though senior forward Jordan Henriquez seems to be struggling as much as anyone in Bruce Weber’s offense, he remains confident good games are ahead.

“They want us to buy in and we need to buy in,” Henriquez said. “Our offense is going to come.”

The biggest thing he wants to work on this week is becoming comfortable in practice.

“It’s a lot different,” Henriquez said of the motion offense. “There is a lot more screening, a lot more movement. As a big, you’ve got to know where you’re open spot is, where you’re comfortable at, where your guards want to get you the ball. It’s a learning experience.”

Worth noting

Tim Hardaway Jr. was chosen the tournament’s MVP.… K-State was cold from behind the arc. It made 4 of 18 three-point attempts.… Weber is still spreading minutes around. The only players to see 30 or more minutes were Will Spradling and Angel Rodriguez.… Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat behind K-State’s bench. He attended the game after participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday and was honored at halftime with David Thompson and Christian Laettner.

— Kellis Robinett

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