January 17, 2007

Hoskins leads improving Wildcats

Consistency typically hasn't been a trademark of Kansas State this season. The Wildcats season-best six game winning streak was immediately followed by a three-game losing skid. K-State has also gotten uneven performances form a number of players, including experienced seniors Cartier Martin and Lance Harris, but the one thing the Wildcats have been able to count on night after night is the play of David Hoskins.

K-State put a halt its slide last Saturday with an 85-81 win at Missouri, a game in which Hoskins scored 18 points. The 6-foot-5 junior was the only Wildcat to score in double figures throughout the three-game losing streak and continued that trend against the Tigers thanks in large part to his 12-of-12 effort from the free throw line.

Over the last four games Hoskins is averaging 17.3 points per game and shooting better than 86 percent from the free-throw line to give Bob Huggins' squad a reliable scorer every time out.

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