Log Out | Member Center

62°F

76°/58°

Wildcat report Wildcat report: K-State 72, George Washington 55

  • Published Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 7:57 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at 6:52 a.m.

Tuesday’s box score

K-State 72, G. Washington 55

GEORGE WASHINGTONMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Larsen302-45-62-6209
Armwood281-73-62-10245
Creek324-132-21-41113
Savage305-134-70-44114
McDonald281-23-43-4155
Cartagena20-00-00-0000
Griffin10-00-00-0000
Garino264-70-31-4138
Mikic100-30-00-0010
Maragkos10-00-00-0000
Kopriva120-01-20-0031
White00-10-00-0000
Totals20017-5018-3010-33111855

Percentages: FG .340, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (Creek 3-10, Armwood 0-1, White 0-1, Savage 0-1, Mikic 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 3 (Armwood, Garino, Creek). Turnovers: 14 (McDonald 8, Maragkos 2, Larsen 2, Armwood). Steals: 9 (Garino 3, Savage 2, Armwood 2, Kopriva, McDonald). Technical Fouls: Bench.

KANSAS ST.MinFGFTRebAPFPT
Iwundu242-32-40-1246
Gipson345-62-32-80112
Southwell319-170-13-45321
Foster236-102-40-32315
Spradling281-60-11-5133
Thomas230-40-21-2620
Williams83-33-41-3039
Lawrence142-50-01-3225
N Johnson60-10-00-0110
Schultz10-00-00-1000
Rohleder10-00-00-0000
Meyer10-01-21-1001
D Johnson60-30-00-2130
Totals20028-5810-2112-37202572

Percentages: FG .483, FT .476. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Southwell 3-6, Lawrence 1-2, Foster 1-3, Spradling 1-5, N. Johnson 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 3 (Southwell 3). Turnovers: 13 (Southwell 6, Gipson 3, Iwundu, N. Johnson, Lawrence, Spradling). Steals: 10 (Southwell 3, Spradling 3, Iwundu 2, D. Johnson, Gipson). Technical Fouls: Iwundu.

George Washington302555
Kansas St.432972

A—12,532. Officials—Kelly Self, David Hall, Jon Stigliano.

On the rise

Earlier this week, Jevon Thomas was asked how long it would take him until he felt fully acclimated to K-State’s offense after spending the first semester away from the team due to NCAA eligibility concerns.

His answer: Saturday.

Though that timetable seems a bit on the quick side, it might be doable. He played well on defense and recorded six assists against George Washington — all without committing a turnover. He is already making an impact.

“He is only going to get better and better,” Weber said. “That was with five days of practice. He doesn’t even know half the things we are doing.”

His next step is obvious, though. He needs to shoot better. Thomas missed all four his shots on Tuesday and failed to convert two free throws.

The X-factors

Weber has described Nino Williams and Omari Lawrence as “X-Factors.” On Tuesday, both reserves played up to the label. On one play, they teamed up to give K-State an early lead, with Lawrence passing the ball to Williams for an and-one layup. Williams scored nine points, while Lawrence added five.

Injury update

Kansas State will have the benefit of playing Oklahoma State without forward Michael Cobbins in the conference opener for both teams on Saturday. Cobbins tore an Achilles tendon in the Cowboys’ last game and will undergo season-ending surgery, coach Travis Ford announced. Cobbins was a starter who averaged 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds.

Kellis Robinett

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs