Right on Kimball: K-State vs Tennessee Seth December 6, 2014 Features, Right on Kimball The first of three contests for K-State against SEC schools ends in a loss. K-State lost to Tennessee 65-64. The Wildcats have two more chances to make their presence felt in the SEC with games against Texas A&M and Georgia still ahead. What I liked: • Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat: It’s hands down my favorite Tallgrass seasonal brew and it was perfect for a dreary winter afternoon watching basketball. • Doubleheader: Wildcat basketball as an appetizer for a huge game for the football team. So much EMAW on one day is crazy fun. K-State has done the doubleheader with a women’s basketball game followed by a men’s game, could you imagine a hoops game in Bramlage followed by a football game in Bill Snyder Family Stadium at night? Manhattan might melt down. • Halftime: I was able to get some laundry done and fix myself a snack. So, that’s a positive. What I didn’t like: • C-USA: The Conference USA football championship game was endlessly long and caused me to miss the start of the game. Which led to something I like, listening to the radio broadcast through the K-State Athletics app. Then twitter told me to switch to ESPNews. • Sloppiness: Maybe it’s the youth and inexperience or the pressure of playing on the road, but it’s been ugly. The Cats had way too many sloppy turnovers, bad fouls and more. I know some of it is because of the Vols zone and their length, but it’s got to get better. • 3 point struggles: The Wildcats started 0-8 from beyond the arc. They would eventually hit a few. Most of them came from Foster, but it was too little to late. • 1st half Foster: Before the game even tipped off, I drafted a few line for Marcus Foster in the “What I liked” section. Did I jinx him? • ESPN2 announcers: They had so little knowledge of K-State. I can only assume Tennessee fans felt the same way about their knowledge of the Vols. • JT: Jevon Thomas was wild and out of control throughout the game, but was particularly bad down the stretch. • Defense: I use the term “defense” loosely because the Cats aren’t playing it. It’s as if the paint is a red carpet for opponents to stroll down. I’m completely at a loss with this team. Talented enough to nearly beat Arizona on a neutral court. Yet, looked like garbage at Tennessee. The Wildcats have to get better in their next two at home. Go Cats! Beat Bradley!