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South Carolina Upstate vs Kansas State

Kansas St. 72, SC-Upstate 53


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Rodney McGruder scored 22 points to lead Kansas State to a 72-53 win over South Carolina-Upstate on Sunday.

Thomas Gipson added 11 points for the Wildcats (6-1), who led 36-20 at halftime and scored the first seven points of the second half. McGruder hit four free throws after drives to the basket and Will Spradling made a 3-pointer.

Jodd Maxey scored 13 points for the Spartans (3-5), and Torrey Craig added 12 points. The Spartans struggled to contain Kansas State's forwards throughout the game. Later in the second half, Adrian Diaz added three baskets in quick succession to increase the Wildcats' advantage to 56-31 with 13:21 to play.

After a basket by McGruder gave Kansas State a 58-31 lead, big men D.J. Johnson, Nino Williams, Gipson and Diaz scored the next 14 points for the Wildcats.

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South Carolina Upstate Spartans
T. Craig, F294-153-421212
R. Glenn, F192-51-47055
R. Elam, F181-30-03012
T. Greene, G292-80-25254
A. Rodgers, G241-40-05132
B. Olumuyiwa222-44-65208
J. Maxey216-81-231213
M. Blessing190-00-11210
F. Miller192-93-44227
Totals 20-5612-2337112153
Kansas State Wildcats
R. McGruder, F288-165-573122
T. Gipson, F275-91-470011
N. Williams, F223-70-09136
W. Spradling, G323-82-21429
A. Rodriguez, G130-21-20211
M. Irving200-10-02400
O. Lawrence183-72-253210
A. Diaz174-42-442310
D. Johnson111-41-25053
M. Orris60-00-01000
R. Schultz40-20-00000
S. Meyer20-00-11030
Totals 27-6014-2245192072
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.J. Tech0-03-261
No. Florida0-03-248
Kennesaw St.0-01-5273
S.C. Upstate0-00-5318

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Virginia0-05-0122
Iowa St.0-03-04
Kansas St.0-04-1131
Oklahoma St.0-04-1121
Texas Tech0-03-124