Bryant now has 10 turnovers and six assists in the two regular-season games. He's hit 8-of-21 shots.
"He did what he could [Tuesday], but he has to take care of the ball," said Kilicli. "He plays with the ball so much. I'm not going to blame him 100 percent on this, though, because there's no one to pass the ball to. If people don't run to the spots, he's not going to be able to pass, so he gets stuck with the ball.
"Of course he has to do better though. I have to do better. Kev [Jones] has to do better."
"It's tough," Jones said when asked about Bryant. "You definitely don't want to lose a home game, especially to a non-conference team. I mean, [Kent is] a really good team, don't get me wrong. But you don't want to lose a home game. Truck didn't have as good a game. I didn't have as good a game. It's hard to say anything."
Bryant was asked about one particular instance in the second half when he was trapped and lost the ball.
"It was rough," said the guard. "I'm always trying to find open guys in a trap. It's hard if I don't have anybody to pass to. The only thing I can do from there is try to get fouled.
"It will get better. It will definitely get better. We'll get better as a team. We have another game on Thursday, so we have to get right back after it."
Bryant continues to have a positive outlook. He admits, however, Tuesday was frustrating.
"Definitely," he said. "I was being double-teamed every time I caught it on the wing. It was very frustrating. Then us turning the ball over and us not playing well and us being down in the second half was frustrating. But that's something I have to play through. I'm a senior. Things will get better. I know things will get better."
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