Throughout the entire game, though, M’Baye was hitting jumpers, free throws and even two 3-pointers. He battled under the basket, too. M’Baye felt like this was a step in the right direction — a step toward the M’Baye of old.
“Then again, there’s been a lot of ‘step closers,’” M’Baye said. “Baylor, I thought, was a step closer. West Virginia, I thought was a step closer. Oklahoma State, I thought, was a step closer. I just have to keep my head in there and I’m doing a better job.”
And the Mr. Perfectionist he is, M’Baye still found a few things wrong in his game — including four fouls and “a few missed jumpers and boards.”
“I want to be perfect,” M’Baye said. “I don’t know if it’s possible, but as long as I’m not perfect, I’ll try.”
Josh Gray led Texas Tech (9-15, 2-11) with 26 points.