Kennesaw State University’s men’s basketball team opened their 2021-22 season by hitting the road to Iowa State. This season opener would be the second match all-time between the two teams, and the KSU Owls hoped to come out with a win this time.. Tip off took place at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 9th.
In the first period of the game, both teams seemed to be on par with each other, but that turned around after the Owls committed 8 turnovers in their last 10 offensive possessions. This fueled the Cyclones to take over, and end the first half with a score of 37-29.
In the second half Kennesaw State had several opportunities to turn the score around. However, Iowa State came back out with the same mentality. Fouls were happening in abundance, but the Owls continued to fight trailing the Cyclones by 10 points. At this point, KSU lost one of their starters, Spencer Rodgers, after racking up 5 fouls. Rodgers scored 12 points before fouling out. KSU Senior, Jamir Moultrie, tried to carry the load and sank back-to-back three point baskets before fouling out. He also scored 12 points.l.
The match ended with a score of 84-73 in the favor of the Iowa State Cyclones. The Owls fought hard, and put big numbers up against a difficult team. A total of 57 fouls occurred throughout the game, and resulted in five players being removed from the match. Terrell Burden was Kennesaw State’s leading scorer with 21 points, while Chris Youngblood added 16 points and 8 rebounds.Viewers could definitely see the intensity of the game from both sides, and it was a great season opening effort for the Owls.
Kennesaw State will be back on the road to face off with the Creighton University Bluejays on Thursday, November 11. The tipoff is set for 8:30 pm against this Big East team, and it should will be a good one. The game may be watched on FoxSports1.