Archive for Sunday, November 5, 2000

Hornets out-gunned

ESU was frustrated by lack of height, calls from officials in loss

November 5, 2000

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Emporia State coach Marc Comstock was whistled for a technical foul just one minute, 12 seconds into Saturday's exhibition game against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Hornets picked up three quick fouls away from the ball and totaled six fouls in the first two minutes.

"I didn't cuss. I didn't use any vulgarities," Comstock said. "I thought the official bailed them out by calling the foul on our guys who had a good trap."

The Jayhawks hit 16 of 20 free throws to ESU's 17 of 25.

Not that fouls were a factor in the Jayhawks' 120-51 victory. KU outmanned the Div. II school in all areas.

"We don't even consider (winning) as an option," Comstock said about his team's mentality entering the game. "What we try to do is find some small victories, play the game in segments from time out to time out and see how we play during that segment."

Key factors kept the Hornets victories "small" and far between. Emporia severely suffered from height disadvantages at each position.

The Hornets' tallest player, 6-foot-9, 200-pound Brad Emme, gave up five inches against Kansas' Eric Chenowith, his main defensive assignment.

ESU's bench lacked depth as the squad lost its top returning scorer senior Bennie Theroit to a broken foot. Also one of the key reserves didn't play because of a lower leg injury.

When the Hornets weren't suffering from a lack of size, they were battered by the Jayhawks' lack of fear shooting.

Kansas junior guard Jeff Boschee went 3-for-3 on three pointers against Emporia junior guard T.J. Brown in the first half alone. Brown tried to answer but missed all four of his attempts.

"Boschee was definitely the hardest defender," Brown said, noting the KU guard's quickness led to several fouls. "They (Kansas) take you out of a lot of things. That's the bottom line."



Emporia State (51) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
m-a m-a o-t
LaChance Murray 28 3-8 5-8 3-5 2 11
Chad Tegtmeier 30 1-7 0-0 0-2 2 3
Brad Emme 12 1-3 0-0 0-1 5 2
Matt Haynes 27 3-15 4-4 0-2 3 13
T.J. Brown 31 1-11 0-2 0-2 3 2
J.B. Bauersfeld 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0
Chad Kline 11 0-1 3-4 1-2 0 3
Brandon Sharp 25 4-6 5-6 3-5 1 15
Ryan Adkison 27 1-5 0-0 2-6 4 2
Ben Burton 6 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0
Team 2-3
Totals 14-57 17-25 11-28 21 51
Three-point goals: 6-26 (Haynes 3-11, Sharp 2-3, Tegtmeier 1-5, Brown 0-7). Assists: 9 (Brown 4, Sharp 3, Haynes, Bauersfeld). Turnovers: 23 (Brown 7, Tegtmeier 4, Kline 3, Sharp 3, Adkison 2, Murray, Emme, Haynes, team). Blocked shots: 3 (Emme 2, Haynes). Steals: 5 (Haynes 2, Tegtmeier, Emme, Brown).
KANSAS (120) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
m-a m-a o-t
Drew Gooden 23 8-13 0-0 4-11 2 16
Kenny Gregory 27 7-12 1-3 3-7 0 17
Eric Chenowith 22 4-5 2-2 1-6 2 10
Kirk Hinrich 13 0-1 2-2 0-1 4 2
Jeff Boschee 25 6-10 0-0 0-1 2 17
Mario Kinsey 13 4-5 4-5 0-0 0 14
Nick Collison 19 4-4 4-4 0-5 2 12
Bryant Nash 11 2-5 0-0 2-5 5 4
Jeff Carey 10 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 2
Lewis Harrison 6 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 5
Luke Axtell 21 6-9 3-4 0-5 2 19
Chris Zerbe 6 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2
Todd Kappelmann 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0
Team 1-4
Totals 45-71 16-20 11-47 23 120
Three-point goals: 14-20 (Boschee 5-5, Axtell 4-7, Kinsey 2-2, Gregory 2-3, Harrison 1-1, Gooden 0-1, Zerbe 0-1). Assists: 31 (Gregory 6, Boschee 5, Gooden 4, Chenowith 4, Hinrich 4, Axtell 3, Kinsey 2, Carey 2, Nash). Turnovers: 12 (Collison 3, Hinrich 2, Nash 2, Gooden, Gregory, Boschee, Kinsey, Axtell). Blocked shots: 8 (Gooden 3, Chenowith 2, Collison, Carey, Zerbe). Steals: 11 (Gooden 3, Kinsey 3, Collison, Nash, Carey, Axtell, Zerbe).

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