Right on Kimball: K-State vs Kansas Zach Newman February 23, 2015 Features, Right on Kimball What a freaking game!!! When I started today, knowing I would have to write this post, I was less than excited. But oh how a few hours can change things. Just a hard fought team effort all around. It’s what we’ve been hoping for all season, and the Cats finally put it all together for a great game, from tip-off to final buzzer. Things I Liked: Big Gip fighting hard in his final regular season game against the beakers. It was rough underneath at points, but Gip never stopped fighting. He wanted this game. Same goes for Nino. He may not have been hitting everything from the field, but he got to the line and collected points. Nigel for 3!!! The dude dropped 4 of them and collected 20 points. He made the most of his playing time, to say the least. Wesley’s defense. 3 steals and he smothered the jayhawks the entire night. Free throws. The Cats didn’t beat themselves. They went 16-19 at the line and made all the ‘big ones’. Justin Edwards only had 6 points, but they were at key points. It was good to see him step up when he needed to. K-State’s bench outscored ku’s bench 30-14. That about sums up what kind of game this was. Varsity Donut shout out, love it. Things I didn’t like: Perry Ellis scored the first 9 points and ended with 24 points. He kept this game close for the jayhawks (it feels weird to say type that). Foster’s shooting struggles. It’s sad to see what has happened with Marcus this season, but I will say he showed a great deal of effort and appeared to have a great attitude on the bench. Scoring drought to start the 2nd half. I won’t lie, I thought ‘oh here we go again…’. But the Cats weathered the storm. I’m done being negative, there has been enough of that this season. Celebrate people! Tonight was about one game. The season woes were forgotten for a short time. We were reminded of how much fun it is to cheer on our Cats. It was fun to enjoy basketball again. I don’t have to hang my head tomorrow (not that I would’ve anyway), instead I’m slapping on my K-State tie and strolling into the office. Go State!