KU Wins on a Mediocre Shooting Night!!!



  • Good:

    KU won a game when shots from Graham and Svi weren’t falling!

    KU wins on the road where other teams have struggled.

    Vick found his stroke for a half and pushed KU to the lead.

    Malik shows effort and contributes all over the floor.

    Doke scored almost at will in the post and made a free throw!

    KU limited turnovers and got more possessions than the opponent leading to more points.

    Bad:

    KU only beat the worst team in the league by 6.

    KU still shot below average from 3 (mostly thanks to Devonte and Svi).

    KU was out-rebounded…again.

    5 fouls for Newman (this isn’t actually all that bad in my opinion, shows activity, intensity on defense, bad luck).

    Tech handles OU at home and stays a game up on KU in the standings.

    Ugly:

    Doke ends the game with 3 (count them 1, 2, 3) rebounds.

    Lightfoot not to be outdone snags just 2.

    The real reason we won might actually be due to ISU going cold.

    ISU shot 19% from 3 and we still only won by 6.

    ISU turned it over more than KU and we still only won by 6.



  • @benshawks08

    19% has become a lower threshold, where losing becomes nearly certain.

    45% has become an upper threshold, where winning becomes nearly certain.



  • The energy level was good and was big in us winning, the stat that stands out to me is 21 points of off 13 turnovers for KU while ISU had 4 points off of just 7 KU turnovers. Dokes rebounding must improve, his only bad stat in a solid outing. I was fairly frustrated with Mitch, he gave up most of Lards points and some silly and ones late to keep it close. He also gave them 4 fts for running in after a rebound way too late to even have a chance at anything but a foul. I can handle Newman’s fouls because most of which were aggressive, the most most aggressive team usually finishes with more fouls but we needed to battle and we did.



  • @benshawks08 very nice recap. Succinct, comprehensive and factual/accurate!

    Nice job.


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