The Kansas basketball team got outplayed and outhustled in a 59-73 loss to Marquette. With sixth-man defensive stance coach Shaka Smart chirping away on the sidelines, Marquette dominated the matchup throughout. Always hate to lose to that clown.
Hunter Dickinson hit the first shot and then we trailed the rest of the way. We were outhustled, outmuscled, couldn’t rebound, turned the ball over, couldn’t keep our man in front of us, and missed our free throws. A recipe for disaster.
Dajuan Harris was completely outplayed by Marquette point guard Tyler Kolek and their other guards and Hunter had an off night from the field and was abused on the defensive end of the court consistently being beaten. Next up is another top 10 matchup against Tennessee who lost to Purdue 67-71 in a back-and-forth battle.
Kansas Basketball Player Ratings vs. Marquette
Tier 1: Big Jays
1. Kevin McCullar
Kevin was the only player to show up. He was dominant and helped keep the game closer than it could have been. Our senior leader did not get his third consecutive triple-double, but he did fill up the stat sheet. In 37 minutes, Kevin led the team with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block to go with six turnovers. Kev was 9-for-14 from the field and continued to be a defensive leader locking down his opponent. He was careless with the ball as was most of the team having six turnovers was his only downside on the night.