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06-2022

UAlbany men’s basketball struggles in Kansas state – The Daily Gazette

A week after registering their first win of the season, the Ulbani men’s basketball team battled hard against 12 major conference foes.

Playing Wednesday at the Bramledge Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas, the Great Dane fell 71-43 to Kansas State.

It was not difficult to decide what the Great Dane did.

“We couldn’t make the shot,” Ulbani head coach Dwayne Killings said during a post-game teleconference.

Scoring has not been easy for the Great Dane throughout the season, but Wednesday’s game turned out to be the worst of the season for Ulbani. The Great Dane made 17 of 54 shots and 1 of 18 made 3-pointers, as well as five more turnovers than assists. In terms of total points scored, field goals scored, 3-pointers scored, field-goal shooting percentage and 3-point shooting percentage, the 1-6 Great Dane set new season-low points.

Only D’Vondre Perry, with 11 points, recorded double-digit scoring for the Great Dane. Perry made 5 of 10 shots, caught six rebounds and recorded two blocks, but no other Ulbani player scored more than seven.

“I don’t know if it was the tour, or just the trip here or what, but we fell apart a little bit mentally on the floor,” Killings said, “and I think it disrupted our shooting performance throughout.” given. game.”

UAlbany was initially competitive with Kansas State. The teams were tied at 17 after a basket from Trey Hutchison with a 6:35 in the first half, but Kansas State finished the half at 12-3, then began the second half with an 11-2 lead.

“We didn’t execute on the offense and then the pace got the best of us,” Killings said.

Over the season, UAlbany is shooting 57.9 points per game and 3 to 26.5% shooting from the field at 38%. Killings noted that Great Danes are not in general “super-skilled on the periphery”, and that almost over the rim was not an area of ​​success against Kansas State.

For the Wildcats, Nigel Pack scored 17 points and two players recorded a double-double in the win. Mark Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Selton Miguel had a dozen points and 10 rebounds for the Kansas State team, trailing Ulbani 48-27.

Kansas State, coached by Bruce Weber, who led Illinois to an NCAA championship-game appearance in 2005, improved the season to 4–2. The Wildcats’ biggest lead on Wednesday was 28 points, the final margin of the game.

UAlbany plays Ivy League preseason favorite Yale next Tuesday. Yale, coached by Ulbani graduate James Jones, is 5-4 this season.

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