Kansas State University

November 21, 2013

Wildcat report: Charlotte 68, K-State 61

Kansas State entered the Puerto Rico Tip-Off with the best assist-to-field goal percentage in the Big 12 Conference. Through the first three games, the Wildcats made 65 baskets with 49 assists, a percentage of 75.3 But that changed against Charlotte, as the Wildcats made 22 baskets but managed only eight assists (36.4 percent).

Thursday’s box score

Charlotte 68, Kansas St. 61

CHARLOTTE Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Clayton 31 2-4 6-11 6-10 0 5 10
Thorne Jr 29 6-12 4-5 5-11 0 5 16
Williams 29 1-9 0-0 0-2 0 3 2
Henry 33 3-9 4-5 3-7 9 4 10
Cherry 14 1-3 1-2 0-1 0 1 4
Lester 24 3-10 3-4 0-5 0 1 10
Ingram 23 4-7 2-2 0-2 1 1 12
Blakley 2 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0
Bryan 15 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 4
Totals 200 22-56 20-29 17-46 10 21 68

Percentages: FG .393, FT .690. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Ingram 2-4, Cherry 1-2, Lester 1-6, Henry 0-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 5 (Thorne Jr. 2, Clayton, Bryan, Henry). Turnovers: 19 (Henry 8, Lester 3, Ingram 2, Williams 2, Bryan). Steals: 7 (Henry 3, Clayton, Ingram, Cherry, Lester). Technical Fouls: Ingram.

KANSAS ST. Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Iwundu 24 3-4 2-2 2-6 2 3 8
D Johnson 27 0-1 0-1 2-5 0 4 0
Southwell 36 4-14 3-8 4-9 1 4 11
Foster 25 5-14 0-0 0-1 0 0 11
Spradling 39 3-9 2-2 2-5 3 5 9
Williams 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 2
Lawrence 11 0-1 4-4 0-0 1 1 4
N Johnson 23 5-12 1-2 3-6 1 1 14
Gipson 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 5 2
Totals 200 22-59 12-19 13-34 8 27 61

Percentages: FG .373, FT .632. 3-Point Goals: 5-26, .192 (N. Johnson 3-6, Spradling 1-6, Foster 1-8, Southwell 0-6). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (Southwell 2, D. Johnson). Turnovers: 12 (Southwell 4, Foster 2, Iwundu 2, D. Johnson 2, Spradling, Gipson). Steals: 6 (N. Johnson 2, Spradling, Foster, Southwell, D. Johnson). Technical Fouls: Gipson, Iwundu.

Charlotte 30 38 68
Kansas St. 30 31 61

A—273. Officials—Pat Driscoll, Lee Cassell, John Hughes.

Passed by

Kansas State entered the Puerto Rico Tip-Off with the best assist-to-field goal percentage in the Big 12 Conference. Through the first three games, the Wildcats made 65 baskets with 49 assists, a percentage of 75.3 But that changed against Charlotte, as the Wildcats made 22 baskets but managed only eight assists (36.4 percent).

Foul mood

Kansas State was whistled for six more fouls than Charlotte. The Wildcats had two players foul out and three others finish with four fouls each.

“There were some calls that I thought maybe we could have gotten, some things that didn’t go our way,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “We have to play smarter and go to the basket stronger and box out stronger, and hopefully we’ll get the calls the next time.”

Cary Estes

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