You know what happened. Oklahoma State beat K-State 76-70, ending the Wildcats’ hopes of winning an outright Big 12 championship. Then Baylor crushed Kansas Saturday evening and K-State ended up claiming a share of the title.
Let’s jump right into the final edition of Player Ratings. This was an 18-game deal, only. Sorry. Instead of ranking players how the played on Saturday, I ranked them by overall average:
Rodney McGruder – 8: McGruder did everything he could. He scored 22 points, grabbed four rebounds and played 39 minutes. He missed nine shots, but he made up for that by getting to the free-throw line eight times. He was K-State’s best player all season and helped the Wildcats take a second-half lead on Saturday.
Last game: 7. Average: 8.1.
Angel Rodriguez – 3.5: This was one of his worst games. He missed 13 shots and turned the ball over four times. He was reckless and continually tried impossible shots in traffic. He might have also been nervous. He missed all four of his three-point attempts badly. It was surprising to see, because Rodriguez has played so well lately.
Last game: 9. Average: 7.4.
Shane Southwell – 5: Southwell missed some open three-pointers that could have changed the game. Even so, he had seven points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in 22 minutes. He did some good things. Overall, it was a breakthrough conference season for Southwell.
Last game: 7. Average: 7.0.