Editor’s Note: We’re trying something new. After every conference game K-State plays this season, I will rate the way every K-State player performed on a 1-10 scale. This was first popularized by soccer writers and can be found other places. But, as I pointed out, it’s new here. Enjoy!
Shane Southwell — 9.5
This was Southwell’s best and most complete game in a Kansas State uniform. The junior guard scored a career-high 17 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists to go along with two free throws and a block that won the game in the final minute.
*Last game: 6. Average: 7.75.
*Though no player ratings were posted after the Oklahoma State game (I was sick last weekend) I still did the ratings in my head.
Rodney McGruder — 8.5: He was the Wildcats’ top scoring option in the first half, and did enough in the second half to finish with 17 points and six rebounds. It was another solid game from McGruder, but he could have done more. He missed an important open jumper in clutch time and only went 7 of 16 from the field.
Last game: 9.5. Average: 9.
Angel Rodriguez — 7: Rodriguez was too aggressive, committed too many fouls (three) and missed too many shots (four) but he played his best when it mattered most. The sophomore point guard made an important three-pointer in the second half and provided key defense in the final moments. He knows how to stay confident when things don’t go his way early.
Last game: 7. Average: 7.