North Dakota vs Kansas State

Kansas St. 85, North Dakota 52


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Angel Rodriguez and Thomas Gipson each scored 13 points as Kansas State won its 10th straight season opener and started out new coach Bruce Weber's tenure with an 85-52 victory over North Dakota on Friday night.

Martavious Irving added 11 points for the Wildcats.

Troy Huff led North Dakota with 12.

A veteran North Dakota team gave the Wildcats all they could handle in the first half and trailed just 36-27 at halftime, but Kansas State widened the gap quickly after the break.

Rodriguez scored eight straight for Kansas State to begin the second half, sinking a pair of 3-pointers and slicing into the lane for a layup.

Rodriguez's first 3 gave the Wildcats their first double-digit lead of the game. After his scoring flurry, Kansas State got comfortable in the paint, getting buckets there from Will Spradling, Gipson and Rodney McGruder in addition to a couple of free throws. Seven minutes into the second half, the Wildcats led 54-36.

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks
J. Allard, F273-71-26018
B. Brekke, F113-40-01056
J. Webb, G311-40-03222
A. Anderson, G281-124-44116
T. Huff, G284-153-451112
A. Traylor193-71-27047
L. Antwi171-30-01302
J. Schuler171-52-21014
D. Archer110-20-02050
M. Wilmer112-41-32055
Totals 19-6312-173572552
Kansas State Wildcats
N. Williams, F141-31-25023
J. Henriquez, F104-70-04038
R. McGruder, G283-120-25316
W. Spradling, G253-54-423210
A. Rodriguez, G155-110-022413
T. Gipson203-47-1050213
S. Southwell184-50-03319
M. Irving174-90-023211
D. Johnson161-22-29004
A. Diaz150-53-43003
O. Lawrence131-23-40015
M. Orris50-00-00100
R. Schultz40-10-01100
Totals 29-6620-2848161885
Big Sky
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Weber St.15-326-9108
Idaho St.11-716-15256
E. Wash.10-818-16232
North Dakota10-817-16218
Montana St.9-914-17260
Portland St.8-1013-18282
N. Colo.7-1110-21304
Sac. State6-1214-17273
So. Utah3-156-24335
N. Arizona3-155-25333

Big 12
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W. Virginia13-526-910
Iowa St.10-823-1223
Texas Tech9-919-1336
Kansas St.5-1317-1690
Oklahoma St.3-1512-20172
Other games
LEHI 77 Final
MIST 62 Final
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
GAST 55 Final
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final