Earlier than the sport, coach Bruce Weber wrote the phrases “be prepared” on the whiteboard. Though it isn’t the efficiency Weber may need needed, a win is a win.
Barry Brown scored 14 factors to assist Kansas State beat chilly-capturing Missouri-Kansas Metropolis seventy two-fifty one on Tuesday night time.
Xavier Sneed had thirteen factors and Dean Wade and Mawdo Sallah scored eleven factors apiece for Kansas State.
After each groups struggled to get baskets within the early going, the Wildcats (2-zero) put collectively a recreation-breaking 15-2 run within the last 5 minutes of the primary half to offer them a 14-level lead on the half.
Coach Weber’s pregame textual content to Sallah appeared to be a motivator as Sallah’s recreation was properly-rounded in Tuesday night time’s victory.
“I texted him earlier than the sport and stated that in these first couple of exhibition video games he didn’t get any rebounds and that these previous couple of video games he has gotten some rebounds,” Weber stated.
“I stated that in case you give attention to rebounding and getting higher defensively, then the opposite stuff will come, and tonight he will get eleven factors.”
The Kangaroos (1-2) struggled capturing for the complete night time as that they had a number of scoring droughts that reached three or 4 minutes at a time. As a workforce, they shot under 30 % (thirteen of fifty) for the second time…