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Wildcat report Wildcat report (Jan. 21)

  • Published Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at 10:18 p.m.

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Tuesday’s box score

Texas 67, No. 22 Kansas St. 64

KANSAS ST.MinFGFTRebAPFPT
Iwundu352-51-42-5125
Gipson3110-184-43-50124
Southwell335-122-40-23313
Foster273-121-22-5118
Spradling293-50-01-4448
Thomas251-60-02-4422
Williams70-10-00-2120
Lawrence40-00-01-2000
D Johnson92-20-00-0034
Totals20026-618-1416-36141864

Percentages: FG .426, FT .571. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Spradling 2-4, Foster 1-6, Southwell 1-6). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 2 (Iwundu, Southwell). Turnovers: 11 (Gipson 4, Foster 3, Spradling, Thomas, Iwundu, Southwell). Steals: 3 (Gipson, Thomas, Iwundu). Technical Fouls: None.

TEXASMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Holmes293-81-23-10018
Ridley267-104-41-60518
Taylor312-90-00-0214
Holland360-24-63-7514
Felix319-193-61-41223
Yancy40-00-00-1000
Croaker31-20-01-1002
Lammert110-20-00-0000
Walker153-30-02-2016
Ibeh141-20-21-1032
Totals20026-5712-2014-3581467

Percentages: FG .456, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Felix 2-6, Holmes 1-3, Croaker 0-1, Lammert 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 4 (Ridley 3, Ibeh). Turnovers: 10 (Holmes 4, Ridley 2, Taylor 2, Felix, Holland). Steals: 5 (Taylor 2, Walker, Holmes, Ridley). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas St.323264
Texas363167

A—8,918. Officials—Mark Whitehead, Don Daily, Kelly Self.

Defensive weaknesses

For as good as K-State has been on defense this season, the Wildcats showed two weaknesses on Tuesday. They lack the height and depth to defend the Longhorns’ big frontcourt, and they weren’t nearly as good in transition as they were in half court.

Texas took a 36-32 lead in the first half by hammering the ball into Ridley and running every time it grabbed a rebound.

K-State made adjustments in the second half to slow Texas and force it to run set plays. But the Wildcats needed a little more.

“We really could not get stops,” Weber said.

Gipson shines in defeat

Texas coach Rick Barnes complimented K-State’s Thomas Gipson after he scored 24 points in 31 minutes.

“I was really impressed with Thomas Gipson,” Barnes said. “I thought he worked hard for his space and buried us down there.”

Added Ridley, who defended him most of the game: “He was really good offensively. He knows how to use his body well.”

Too much ego

Weber had a theory on why K-State received below-average production from several players.

“We have some moments where we still … we can’t let egos get involved and personal matchups and all that stuff,” Weber said. “It has to be about our team to be successful.”

Gipson agreed, saying he thought K-State didn’t play together the way it has recently.

Kellis Robinett

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