Kerwin Walton gives Texas Tech a soid effort
One game after being held scoreless on just two shot attempts in Austin, guard Kerwin Walton was back to playing solid basketball on Tuesday night. Scoring 16 points on 7-8 shooting, he again looked like the player we've seen him be since he entered the starting lineup in place of the injured Devan Cambridge.
Maybe the best part of Walton's performance was that he didn't rely only on his 3-point shot to get his offense. Rather, he managed to go 5-6 from two-point range to account for 10 of his points.
In five of Tech's last eight games, the former North Carolina transfer has scored at least 12 points. However, in two of the other three, he's been held scoreless. Is he on his way to being an all-or-nothing performer for the Red Raiders? Let's hope not.
Walton's scoring helped offset a modest night from reserve guard Chance McMillan. Tech's leading sub had only five points, one reason why McCasland's bench scored only seven points in total.
Against Texas, McMillan had 11 important points to cover for Walton's quiet day. That situation was reversed on Tuesday. I guess as long as one of the two guards brings his offensive game to the table each night, Tech will be in good shape. But imagine what this team could be if both were able to fill it up at the same time.