Harper looking for stale offense to boost with personnel additions

Junior guard Trency Jackson attempts to pass to junior forward Aaron Adeyoe through Louisville freshman forward Mangok Mathiang (12), junior forward Chane Behanan (21), and junior guard Wayne Blackshear during the game at KFC Yum center in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Tyler Lashbrook

WKU is ranked 325th in the country in scoring at 63 points per game and is 335th in field goal percentage at 39 percent shooting. On Saturday, the Toppers matched its season average.
In the first half, their defense was stingy enough to keep them in the game. WKU held a two-possession lead midway through the first half.
But the game slipped away quickly in the final 20 minutes and the offense wasn’t powerful enough to keep up with a fast-paced Louisville team.
During that second half slide, the Toppers went six minutes without scoring.
What did Harper want to see from his team? More ball movement.
“Against good teams you’ve got to get the ball swung from side-to-side at least three times most of the team,” Harper said. “When we did that today we got good looks. We’re still missing some guys when guys are open, we’re not seeing that.
“I think the addition of Chris (Harrison-Docks) and Trency (Jackson) will help some of that.”
Harper hopes the talents of Jackson and Harrison-Docks will jump start that offense.
“These two guys are creators,” he said. “They’re guys that can get in gaps and make plays for other guys and that’s important. It’s something that we’ve lacked and missed a little bit in the first eight games.”