MBB Right on Kimball (1)

WOW!! What a game!! INTENSE Big 12 battle. Where in the world has this team been all season! We needed a big win and that’s exactly what we got. We never gave up, even when our backs were against the wall. We showed intensity, heart, and discipline.

What I liked:

  • We came out aggressive early in the first half which is something I haven’t seen happen very often this season.
  • Better job getting the defensive boards, especially in the first half.
  • Good ball movement in the first half.
  • Stephen Hurt. Excellent ball movement. Beautiful screens. Great rebounding. 15 points, 8 rebounds off the bench
  • 1st half offense. We shot over 50%.
  • Beautiful floater by Foster with 5 seconds to go to force OT.
  • Better intensity on the defensive end.
  • HUGE 3 by Foster with 4 seconds left in OT to win the game.
  • Marcus Foster. CLUTCH. 6-11 for 14 points.
  • Edwards with 9 points, 9 rebounds off the bench

What I didn’t like:

  • Our defense against Hield. He had 20 of the 30 OU points in the 1st half.
  • Defense under the basket. Yikes…
  • 2 fouls for Foster early in the 1st half.
  • 3 point shooting. 2-9 in regulation.
  • The 10-1 run OU made in the middle of the 2nd half.
  • Use of timeouts in the 2nd half. We had 1 left with 7:18 on the clock.
  • Foul trouble for Gipson.
  • Seriously, Hield absolutely destroyed us under the basket.
  • Missed FT’s late in the game by Edwards.
  • We were all over the place during the last 5 minutes of the game. We got down by a couple of points and starting throwing up bad shots. Panic set in. Terrible execution.
  • FT’s were 1-6 in regulation.

This is the type of win that can propel us forward this season. Nothing is harder than winning on the road in the Big 12 against a top 25 team. We did it. It’s time to move forward and not look back. What an incredible game.

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Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University and misses Manhattan everyday. She works overnight at KSN in Wichita as the morning show producer and all other times watching sports, writing about sports, and tweeting about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @SportsWithDara.

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