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WILDCAT REPORT Wildcat report (Feb. 23)

  • Published Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 10:51 p.m.

Saturday’s box score

No. 13 Kansas St. 81,

Texas 69

KANSAS ST.MinFG-AFT-ATRAPFPT
Southwell364-90-066211
Henriquez143-50-07046
Rodriguez273-88-826416
McGruder367-135-560320
Spradling232-42-31338
Irving251-52-21225
Williams50-12-21012
Lawrence110-10-03230
Gipson185-60-140210
Johnson51-21-11023
Totals20026-5420-2234192681

Percentages: FG .481, FT .909. 3-Point Goals: 9-18, .500 (Southwell 3-5, Spradling 2-3, Rodriguez 2-5, Irving 1-2, McGruder 1-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Henriquez 2, Spradling, Lawrence). Turnovers: 13 (Rodriguez 3, Southwell 2, Gipson 2, Henriquez, Williams, Spradling, McGruder, Irving). Steals: 5 (McGruder 2, Spradling, Rodriguez, Lawrence). Technical Fouls: None.

TEXASMinFG-AFT-ATRAPFPT
Holmes130-40-01020
Lammert221-30-02253
Holland242-52-30126
Kabongo368-126-1062024
Papapetrou263-91-25008
McClellan287-101-151115
Felix140-22-21122
Bond151-24-65046
Lewis91-31-22003
Ibeh130-02-72012
Totals20023-5019-333171769

Percentages: FG .460, FT .576. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Kabongo 2-4, Lammert 1-2, Papapetrou 1-5, McClellan 0-1, Holmes 0-1, Holland 0-1, Lewis 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (Holland 2, Ibeh). Turnovers: 12 (Kabongo 3, Papapetrou 2, Holland 2, McClellan 2, Bond, Felix). Steals: 4 (Lewis, Lammert, Felix, Bond). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas St.

404181
Texas323769

Att.–11,420. Officials–Tom O’Neill, Kelly Self, Jeb Hartness.

Foul frenzy

K-State faced an ugly scenario at halftime. Most of its players were in foul trouble. Omari Lawrence had three, while D.J. Johnson, Thomas Gipson, Martavious Irving, Angel Rodriguez and Jordan Henriquez all had two.

Coach Bruce Weber had to get creative with his lineups. He did well, and none of K-State’s players fouled out. Only Henriquez and Rodriguez finished with four fouls.

The Wildcats were also in foul trouble against West Virginia. Weber said learning how to play aggressive defense without taking gambles is the key to avoiding fouls in future games.

Spradling takes a hit

Will Spradling missed the majority of the first half after getting hit in the chest in the opening minutes while coming off a screen. He fought through the hit to make a three-pointer and then two free throws before coming out of the game, but he was noticeably in pain, placing his hand over his chest whenever he didn’t possess the ball.

“He bruised his chest. At that point, he said he couldn’t play,” Weber said. “They massaged him and put some heat on it and they gave him a shot. You have to give Will a lot of credit. He has played with a broken nose and he has played with this.”

Weber said Spradling will undergo a MRI when he returns to Manhattan. For now, Weber said he wasn’t sure if he play against Texas Tech on Monday.

“There is a chance he might not,” Weber said. “He had trouble breathing. He said it really hurt after.”

Worth noting

•  The crowd of 8,106 was so small at tip-off that Texas officials invited fans in the upper deck to move down to vacant seats closer to the court.

•  Henriquez started after missing one practice earlier this week while visiting his family in New York following the death of his grandmother. He finished with six points and seven rebounds.

•  Texas is struggling through its worst season under Rick Barnes. Unless it wins the Big 12 Tournament, it won’t advance to the postseason for the first time in 15 seasons. “The thing that bothers me is the effort from the very beginning,” Barnes said. “I don’t understand, as much as we emphasize it, how our post guys didn’t do what they had to do. There isn’t one guy on this team this year that hasn’t had a chance.”

— Kellis Robinett

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