Shocker report: WSU 93, Emporia State 50

11/09/2013 5:18 PM

11/11/2013 6:31 AM

Saturday’s box score

No. 16 WSU 93, Emporia St. 50

ESU Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Wright 25 5-13 2-4 0-1 2 2 12
Brown 23 0-1 0-0 0-1 3 2 0
Moore 23 6-11 1-1 1-5 1 3 15
Swank 24 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 3 0
Bunch 12 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 3 0
Jordan 16 1-6 1-2 0-1 1 1 3
Moss 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Shaw 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 0
Temaat 15 1-6 2-2 0-0 0 0 5
Badejo 13 3-4 2-2 1-2 0 2 8
Pedersen 15 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 4 0
Taylor 15 3-5 0-0 0-2 0 1 7
Mayes 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Sardin 11 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0
Totals 200 19-52 8-11 7-26 8 24 50

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.

WSU Min FG FT Reb A PF PT
Early 25 6-14 7-8 3-3 2 0 21
Coleby 15 1-1 0-0 1-3 1 3 2
VanVleet 24 3-5 5-6 0-6 6 2 12
Baker 26 7-9 1-2 0-3 6 0 17
Cotton 16 2-2 2-2 0-0 1 3 6
Lufile 14 2-4 4-6 3-5 0 1 8
Green 13 2-4 0-0 0-2 1 0 6
Wessel 25 2-7 0-0 1-3 0 2 4
Bush 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 3
Carter 14 1-4 3-6 2-5 0 2 5
Simon 7 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0 0
Wiggins 13 3-6 3-3 0-0 0 1 9
Totals 200 30-58 25-33 11-38 19 15 93

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. 26 24 50
Wichita St. 49 44 93

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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