Postgame Report Card: K-State 74, Kansas 67
Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 74-67 loss on Tuesday at Bramlage Coliseum.
The Jayhawks’ 23 turnovers destroyed their chances of winning on their rival’s home court.
Dedric Lawson, Quentin Grimes, Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji combined to commit 17 between them.
K-State’s defense repeatedly kept KU off balance, leading to KU’s fourth loss in a row on the road.
K-State, not known for its offense or 3-point accuracy, drained 10 of 24 from deep.
KU played competent defense for stretches in the half court, but a lack of consistency on that end against one of the Big 12’s worst offensive teams caught up with the visitors.
While KU would be lost without Lawson, the Wildcats harassed him and kept long defenders on him, making for a long night for the leading scorer.
Lawson shot 6 for 15 from the floor and only made 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Boy, did the Jayhawks’ guards look uncomfortable versus the defensive-minded Wildcats.
Quality shots were rare at best, impossible to find at other junctures. The same issues that have plagued KU on the road haven’t gone anywhere.
Charlie Moore was a surprising bright spot, providing KU with 8 points and a pair of assists.
Mitch Lightfoot looked like someone who had experienced the Sunflower Showdown before, and his characteristic go-hard approach led to 6 points and 5 boards.
KU’s bench was outscored by K-State’s subs, 20-17.