November 11, 2006

K-State wins despite offensive struggles

Kansas State head coach Bob Huggins said earlier this week that he didn't think his team could shoot worse than it did in its exhibition win over Washburn last Saturday. He was wrong. Huggins' Wildcats connected on just 24 of 80 field goal attempts in their 2006-07 season opener against William & Mary but still emerged victorious, knocking off the Tribe 70-60 at Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State shot just 33 percent from the field a week ago against the Icabods and saw that percentage dip even lower on Saturday, finishing the game shooting 30 percent from the floor. Not one Wildcat player connected on 50 percent of his shots, but as Huggins continues to repeat, teams have to find a way to win when shots aren't falling. K-State did just that in front of 11,390 fans on Saturday.

"We didn't make any shots, and we haven't made any," Huggins said. "I'm a firm believer in that you play the way you practice. It's not Cartier (Martin) and Dave (Hoskins) didn't practice hard, they didn't make shots. Lance (Harris) made shots in practice and, consequently, Lance made some shots in the game."

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