Ho hum. Kane gets 17-8-9 without much fanfare.


DeAndre Kane registered 17 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists Saturday vs. Texas Tech. It was another near “triple double” for the senior. What else is new?

The victory over the Red Raiders was a gritty team affair. But, Kane tied for the team lead in points, paced the club in rebounds from his guard position and recorded nearly half of the team’s assist total.

It was another stat-stuffing day for the senior.

Coach Fred Hoiberg answered questions from the news media for almost 6½ minutes after the win. Not one of the inquiries was about Kane.

 Hoiberg’s opening statement mentioned several Cyclones before he closed with “DeAndre made a lot of plays for us (too).”

 Kane always seems to make a lot of plays. It’s expected.

 Earlier this season, Kane posted lines of 26-9-9 (at Oklahoma State), 30-8-9 (Baylor), 16-12-8 (Northern Illinois) and 13-11-7 (UNC-Wilmington).

 He may yet sneak in a “triple double” this season. He’s been very close multiple times.

 When it happens, he’ll get the accolades. And, he’ll be good with that as long as it comes with a win.