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Shocker report Shocker report: WSU 93, Emporia State 50

  • Published Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at 6:31 a.m.

Saturday’s box score

No. 16 WSU 93, Emporia St. 50

ESUMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Wright255-132-40-12212
Brown230-10-00-1320
Moore236-111-11-51315
Swank240-10-00-2130
Bunch120-10-00-2030
Jordan161-61-20-1113
Moss20-00-00-0000
Shaw40-00-00-0030
Temaat151-62-20-0005
Badejo133-42-21-2028
Pedersen150-10-00-0040
Taylor153-50-00-2017
Mayes20-10-00-0000
Sardin110-20-02-2000
Totals20019-528-117-2682450

Percentages: FG .365, FT .727. 3-Point Goals: 4-18, .222 (Moore 2-4, Taylor 1-3, Temaat 1-4, Mayes 0-1, Brown 0-1, Jordan 0-2, Wright 0-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots: 3 (Badejo, Pedersen, Moore). Turnovers: 23 (Swank 5, Jordan 5, Wright 4, Bunch 2, Temaat 2, Pedersen 2, Badejo, Moore). Steals: 3 (Wright, Moore, Temaat). Technical Fouls: None.

WSUMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Early256-147-83-32021
Coleby151-10-01-3132
VanVleet243-55-60-66212
Baker267-91-20-36017
Cotton162-22-20-0136
Lufile142-44-63-5018
Green132-40-00-2106
Wessel252-70-01-3024
Bush81-20-00-0013
Carter141-43-62-5025
Simon70-00-00-2200
Wiggins133-63-30-0019
Totals20030-5825-3311-38191593

Percentages: FG .517, FT .758. 3-Point Goals: 8-22, .364 (Baker 2-3, Green 2-4, Early 2-7, VanVleet 1-1, Bush 1-1, Wiggins 0-3, Wessel 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 6 (Baker 2, Carter 2, Lufile, Coleby). Turnovers: 9 (Coleby 3, Early 3, Wessel 2, Baker). Steals: 11 (VanVleet 4, Early 2, Baker, Carter, Wessel, Cotton, Bush). Technical Fouls: None.

Emporia St.262450
Wichita St.494493

A—10,506. Officials—John Moore, John Hendricks, Patrick Boeh.

Glad to be here

Emporia State guard Terrence Moore enjoys plenty of good memories at Koch Arena. He played on Heights teams that won two Class 6A titles on the court and is a former teammate of WSU’s Evan Wessel. Moore came back Saturday and scored 15 points, making 6 of 11 shots, and grabbing five rebounds.

In a pro-Shocker crowd, he had his supporters. One friend, wearing WSU gear, cheered from the student section and tried to quiet fans when they chanted “airball” at Moore.

“It’s a great experience to come back and play against the Shockers,” he said. “I have family back here that was excited for me to come back and play.”

The Hornets, who counted Saturday’s game as an exhibition, had little time to worry about the defeat. They open the regular season at Rockhurst (Mo.) on Sunday night in Kansas City, just a few miles from where they knocked off NCAA Division I UMKC on Friday afternoon in an exhibition.

Moore likes the challenges of playing higher-level teams.

“Playing a Division I school, we match ourselves up, how we match up against bigger teams, better teams,” he said. “The conference championship is three games in three days, so this is a great experience to play three in three days.”

Not so fast

While the Shockers ended up with 93 points, guard Ron Baker pointed out the first game’s first 10 minutes or so didn’t go so smoothly. WSU led 15-11 with 10:33 remaining. Baker blamed the slow start on the team’s late-in-the-shot-clock offense.

“Our breakdown offense wasn’t too good,” he said. “The first 10 minutes, we just weren’t hitting shots, but our breakdown offense wasn’t were it needs to be for (Western Kentucky). We were lucky we hit some shots here and there after that to get a run going.”

Three-pointers by Cleanthony Early and Fred VanVleet sparked the offense and WSU finished the half on a 34-15 run in the final 10:30.

Worth noting

•  Senior Kadeem Coleby, junior Darius Carter and freshmen Derail Green, Zach Bush and John Robert Simon played their first minutes as Shockers. Coleby, Green and Bush redshirted last season at WSU. Bush’s three late in the game, on an assist from Simon, produced a cheer from the remaining crowd.

• WSU won its 18th straight home opener and its 12th straight season opener.

• WSU is 41-28 against Emporia State in regular-season games. The teams last played a non-exhibition game (from WSU’s perspective) in 1954-55, a 72-47 Shocker win.

Paul Suellentrop

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