Post game notes for UNO-Nevada
- I watched Nevada’s Michael Perez in shoot around before the game, I seriously thought he had to be a walk on with that form on his shot. I think he went 1-15 in warm ups…ended up going 4-12 with 0-5 behind the arch.
- Player of the game?
- Mike Rostampour – 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal
- Tre’Shawn Thurman – 18 points, 3 rebounds, 5 blocks
- Devin Patterson – 10 points, 9 assists, 5 steals
- Thurman’s 5 blocks are the most by any Mav since transition, he really got to show off his skills in this game
- Everyone sitting around me kept saying “Thurman is just a freshman, I can’t believe we got him!”
- Jake White suited up, was in for warm up drills, hopefully he is back soon
- When Jake White returns, does UNO go with a starting 5 of Rostampour, White, Tyus, Carter, Patterson OR Rostampour, White, Thurman, Carter, Patterson?
- Can Thurman play the 3? He handles the ball well and seems to be able to do a little bit of everything…just looking ahead into the future (obviously a lot can happen with players coming and going) but could the Mavs have a starting front court of Meyer or Pirog/Murry/Thurman in 2017 & 2018?
- Tim Smallwood scored 9 points, he looked comfortable out there, hopefully he’s going to become more consistent and be a huge weapon off the bench
- Daniel Meyer can move really well without the ball
- Devin Newsome guards the ball really well
- What’s a better 3 headed monster? Rostampour/White/Thurman or Rostampour/Karhoff/Hagerbaumer
A few pre game notes for UNO-Kansas State
- I honestly don’t know much about Kansas State because Frank Martin is my least favorite coach in college basketball and Bruce Weber is my 2nd least favorite coach
- There is not much height to the Wildcats, in their rotation they have: Thomas Gipson a 6’7″ senior (13.7ppg/4.7rpg) and Wesley Iwundu a 6’7″ sophomore (6.6ppg/4.8rpg) in the starting line up and Stephen Hurt a 6’11” junior (6.2ppg/4.3rpg) off the bench,
- Iwundu’s 4.8 rebounds per game is the most on the team
- Against a somewhat similar opponent, Kansas State did beat UMKC 83-73 and outrebound the Kangaroos 29-22. Thomas Gipson had 21 points and 9 rebounds in that game.
- This will be Kansas State’s first home game since UMKC, they’re 2-0 at home and coming off a tournament in Maui in which they went 1-2 with a win over Purdue and losses to # 3 Arizona and a 70-47 loss to Pittsburgh
- Marcus Tyus is shooting 13-16 over the last 3 games. He has shot 53% from the floor and 47% from three point range in 8 careers games vs. Power 6 teams.
- Devin Patterson has averaged 18.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg, and shot 47% from the floor in 4 career games vs Power 6 teams.
By the way, I consider the Power 6 to be: ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Big East, SEC, and Pac 12.