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Wildcat report Wildcat report (Jan. 16)

  • Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 11:30 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 11:40 p.m.

Wednesday’s box score

No. 16 K-State 67, TCU 54

KANSAS ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Gipson102-30-00-1024
Southwell163-80-01-6227
Rodriguez211-60-01-2303
McGruder329-150-22-53221
Spradling302-30-00-1146
Irving183-40-00-1508
Williams80-30-00-1020
Lawrence111-30-00-1002
Diaz173-52-21-2238
Henriquez243-52-44-10158
Schultz30-10-00-0000
Meyer10-00-00-0000
Orris30-00-00-0000
Johnson60-00-20-0010
Totals20027-564-1010-34172167

Percentages: FG .482, FT .400. 3-Point Goals: 9-17, .529 (McGruder 3-6, Irving 2-2, Spradling 2-3, Southwell 1-2, Rodriguez 1-3, Lawrence 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 2 (Southwell, Henriquez). Turnovers: 8 (Gipson 2, Orris 2, Diaz, Southwell, Irving, Williams). Steals: 6 (Irving 3, Rodriguez 2, McGruder). Technical Fouls: None.

TCUMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Abron252-55-82-6149
Green272-112-21-5406
Hill Jr372-80-02-5105
Anderson274-110-00-10110
Butler Lind222-20-10-0124
Crossland180-12-40-2112
Smith III80-10-00-0000
Dincer20-00-00-0000
Montigel30-10-00-0100
McKinney256-86-96-90218
Zurcher60-00-00-0000
Totals20018-4815-2412-3191054

Percentages: FG .375, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Anderson 2-4, Hill Jr. 1-2, Montigel 0-1, Smith III 0-1, Green 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 2 (McKinney, Green). Turnovers: 12 (Butler Lind 4, Anderson 3, Smith III 2, Green 2, Crossland). Steals: 5 (Anderson, Crossland, Dincer, Hill Jr., McKinney). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas St.

382967
TCU252954

Att.–4,872. Officials–Mike Stuart, Antonio Perry, Rodrick Dixon.

Irving the defender

Martavious Irving had one of his best defensive performances on Wednesday. Not only did he come up with two steals in 21 minutes, he forced three turnovers with pressure defense. In the first half alone, he forced a five-second violation, a 10-second violation and made a TCU guard lose the ball out of bounds off his foot.

“The past few days coach has been on me and Angel about how we have been playing defense lately,” Irving said. “We gave up a lot of scoring to guards against West Virginia. I took it personally.”

Diaz in the middle

With K-State trailing 10-5 more than 7 minutes in, Bruce Weber inserted seldom-used forward Adrian Diaz. The 6-foot-11 sophomore hasn’t contributed much this season, but his size helped K-State take over the game.

His presence inside forced TCU’s big men to focus on him and Jordan Henriquez. They didn’t do a good job defending either.

Diaz scored six points and grabbed a rebound in the first half, while Henriquez had seven points and seven rebounds before the break. Weber said Diaz will continue to play if he continues to prove himself the way he did against TCU.

Worth noting

Former and future K-State basketball players were in attendance. Rolando Blackmon, one of the top players in Wildcats history, watched the game from a court-side seat. And Marcus Foster, an incoming recruit from Wichita Falls, Texas, sat higher up.… K-State’s next two games will feature former Illinois coaches. Lon Kruger, Bill Self and Weber all used to coach at Illinois before coming to Oklahoma, Kansas and K-State, respectively.

— Kellis Robinett

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