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Sneed, McGuirl lead Kansas State past Florida A&M 76-58

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) �� After two straight losses by Kansas State, Xavier Sneed said Monday night was a chance to get back on track.

Sneed and the Wildcats responded with a 76-58 win over Florida A&M.

He had 18 points, Mike McGuirl scored 16 and Cartier Diarra provided 11 as Kansas State ended their two-game skid.

“We were just real locked in tonight,” Sneed said. “We just took it as another game and didn’t look at their record.”

Evins Desir led the Rattlers with 18 points and eight rebounds and M.J. Randolph scored 10.

The Wildcats (5-2) forced 17 turnovers and scored 18 fast break points off those mistakes as Kansas State had 20 turnovers, tied for their most this season.

“They pressed us, but we got to be tighter with the basketball,” head coach Bruce Weber said. “Trying to look at the positives at least.”

The Wildcats scored a first half high 39 points and led by 14 after 20 minutes of play.

“It was good for our guys to get this one,” Weber said. “Everyone has adversity during the year and it’s about how you deal with it.”

Kansas State outrebounded Florida A&M 35-25 and scored 13 points on 12 offensive rebounds.

The Rattlers (0-6) couldn’t get the outside shot to fall going 1-of-11, while the Wildcats hit nine 3s. McGuirl had four 3s in the game and has scored 26 points the past two games.

“I hope he’s turning (the) corner,” Weber said. “I don’t want to get overboard and start writing feature articles, but I’m happy for him.”

Kansas State shot 54% and Florida A&M went 45% from the field.

The Wildcats scored the first nine points of the second half in which four of the five starters scored. Kansas State led by as many as 27 in the final 20 minutes.

Florida A&M is in the midst of a 13-game road trip to start the season. Their first home game comes on Jan. 11 against Morgan State.

The Rattlers have lost 19 straight non-conference games while Kansas State has won 33 consecutive non-conference games at home.

“We just did not do a good job on their big guy,” Weber said. “They kept playing and they didn’t quit down the wire.”

Kansas State will try and use this momentum as they gear up to take on Marquette and one of the best guards in the country in Markus Howard.

“We didn’t play well last yea,r and we have different people,” McGuirl said. “We just need to prepare for them the best we can.”

NEW UNIFORMS

After the game, Kansas State unveiled new white throwback uniforms featuring lavender strips down the side. They were first worn in the 1973-74 season.

BIG PICTURE

Florida A&M had to play a near perfect game to beat Kansas State and they were far from it.

Kansas State needed a win after two losses last week. It wasn’t the prettiest, but the Wildcats are back in the win column.

UP NEXT

Florida A&M travels to Tennessee to take on the Volunteers on Wednesday.

Kansas State takes on Marquette at home on Saturday.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Florida A&M  
19:36   Traveling violation turnover on Kamron Reaves  
19:22   Cartier Diarra missed driving layup  
19:20   Defensive rebound by Evins Desir  
18:55 +2 Evins Desir made layup 2-0
18:28   Antonio Gordon missed fade-away jump shot  
18:26   Defensive rebound by Evins Desir  
18:05   Evins Desir missed jump shot  
18:03   Offensive rebound by Bryce Moragne  
17:52   Bryce Moragne missed jump shot, blocked by Xavier Sneed  
17:50   Offensive rebound by Rod Melton Jr.  
17:34   Rod Melton Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:32   Defensive rebound by Mike McGuirl  
17:28 +3 Xavier Sneed made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cartier Diarra 2-3
17:10   MJ Randolph missed driving layup  
17:08   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
17:04   Personal foul on Kamron Reaves  
16:54   Mike McGuirl missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:52   Defensive rebound by Bryce Moragne  
16:43   Kamron Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:41   Defensive rebound by Levi Stockard III  
16:34 +2 Antonio Gordon made layup, assist by Levi Stockard III 2-5
16:03   Shot clock violation turnover on Florida A&M  
15:48   Lost ball turnover on Antonio Gordon, stolen by Evins Desir  
15:41 +2 MJ Randolph made layup, assist by Evins Desir 4-5
15:36 +2 Xavier Sneed made dunk, assist by Shaun Williams 4-7
15:07   Kamron Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:05   Defensive rebound by Shaun Williams  
15:00 +3 Mike McGuirl made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shaun Williams 4-10
14:46   Rod Melton Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:44   Defensive rebound by Shaun Williams  
14:40   Out of bounds turnover on Shaun Williams  
14:19   DJ Jones missed jump shot  
14:17   Defensive rebound by Levi Stockard III  
13:59   Shaun Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:57   Defensive rebound by Rod Melton Jr.  
13:50 +2 Bryce Moragne made jump shot, assist by MJ Randolph 6-10
13:38   Bad pass turnover on Mike McGuirl, stolen by Brendon Myles  
13:17   MJ Randolph missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:15   Defensive rebound by Shaun Williams  
13:07   Bad pass turnover on Shaun Williams, stolen by Bryce Moragne  
12:14 +2 Brendon Myles made layup, assist by Bryce Moragne 8-10
13:07 +3 Mike McGuirl made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shaun Williams 8-13
12:01   Personal foul on Levi Stockard III  
12:01   Turnover on DJ Jones  
12:01   Lost ball turnover on Makol Mawien, stolen by DJ Jones  
11:47 +2 DJ Jones made layup 10-13
11:40   David Sloan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:38   Offensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
11:38   Personal foul on Kamron Reaves  
11:32 +3 Xavier Sneed made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cartier Diarra 10-16
11:19 +2 Evins Desir made jump shot 12-16
11:00   Cartier Diarra missed floating jump shot  
10:58   Offensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
10:46   DaJuan Gordon missed dunk  
10:44   Defensive rebound by MJ Randolph  
10:34   Lost ball turnover on Brendon Myles, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
10:27 +2 DaJuan Gordon made dunk, assist by Cartier Diarra 12-18
10:17   Lost ball turnover on DJ Jones, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
10:05   Turnover on Xavier Sneed  
10:06   Lost ball turnover on MJ Randolph, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
10:06 +3 Cartier Diarra made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Makol Mawien 12-21
9:42   Brendon Myles missed jump shot  
9:40   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
9:35   Cartier Diarra missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:33   Defensive rebound by Brendon Myles  
9:17   Evins Desir missed layup  
9:15   Offensive rebound by Brendon Myles  
9:09   Brendon Myles missed jump shot  
9:07   Defensive rebound by David Sloan  
9:07   Shooting foul on Rod Melton Jr.  
9:07 +1 David Sloan made 1st of 2 free throws 12-22
9:07   David Sloan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:07   Defensive rebound by Bryce Moragne  
8:45   Jamir Williams missed jump shot  
8:42   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
8:32   Shooting foul on Jamir Williams  
8:32 +1 Makol Mawien made 1st of 2 free throws 12-23
8:32 +1 Makol Mawien made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-24
8:22   Jumpball received by Kansas State  
8:22   Lost ball turnover on Nasir Core, stolen by David Sloan  
7:53   Offensive foul on Levi Stockard III  
7:53   Turnover on Levi Stockard III  
7:28 +2 Bryce Moragne made jump shot, assist by Rod Melton Jr. 14-24
7:06 +2 Cartier Diarra made jump shot 14-26
6:40 +2 Evins Desir made layup, assist by Nasir Core 16-26
6:13   Mike McGuirl missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:11   Offensive rebound by Antonio Gordon  
6:06   Bad pass turnover on Makol Mawien, stolen by Bryce Moragne  
5:57   Bryce Moragne missed dunk, blocked by Xavier Sneed  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Mike McGuirl  
5:47   Antonio Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:45   Offensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
5:45   Shooting foul on Bryce Moragne  
5:45 +1 Makol Mawien made 1st of 2 free throws 16-27
5:45 +1 Makol Mawien made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-28
5:25 +2 Brendon Myles made jump shot 18-28
5:04   Xavier Sneed missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:02   Offensive rebound by Mike McGuirl  
4:57 +2 Antonio Gordon made dunk, assist by Mike McGuirl 18-30
4:33   Personal foul on Mike McGuirl  
4:22   Shooting foul on Antonio Gordon  
4:22 +1 Nasir Core made 1st of 2 free throws 19-30
4:22 +1 Nasir Core made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-30
4:07 +2 Mike McGuirl made driving layup 20-32
3:55   Lost ball turnover on Evins Desir, stolen by Mike McGuirl  
3:45 +3 Mike McGuirl made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Sneed 20-35
3:16 +2 Evins Desir made hook shot 22-35
3:01   Shaun Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:59   Defensive rebound by DJ Jones  
2:52   Jamir Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:50   Defensive rebound by Xavier Sneed  
2:44   Cartier Diarra missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:42   Offensive rebound by Kansas State  
2:18   Shot clock violation turnover on Kansas State  
1:51   Shooting foul on Antonio Gordon  
1:51 +1 Nasir Core made 1st of 2 free throws 23-35
1:51   Nasir Core missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:51   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
1:39 +2 Mike McGuirl made floating jump shot, assist by Xavier Sneed 23-37
1:25 +2 Jamir Williams made jump shot 25-37
1:09   Xavier Sneed missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:07   Defensive rebound by Evins Desir  
1:00   Personal foul on Mike McGuirl  
48.0   Lost ball turnover on Rod Melton Jr., stolen by Pierson McAtee  
41.0   Xavier Sneed missed layup  
39.0   Offensive rebound by Pierson McAtee  
26.0   Pierson McAtee missed layup  
24.0   Offensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
19.0   DaJuan Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17.0   Offensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
1.0 +2 Makol Mawien made dunk, assist by David Sloan 25-39
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:46   Bad pass turnover on Bryce Moragne, stolen by Makol Mawien  
19:33   Makol Mawien missed layup  
19:31   Offensive rebound by Xavier Sneed  
19:28 +2 Xavier Sneed made dunk 25-41
19:15   Bad pass turnover on Kamron Reaves, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
19:06 +2 Cartier Diarra made layup 25-43
18:49   MJ Randolph missed layup  
18:47   Defensive rebound by Makol Mawien  
18:41 +3 Antonio Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cartier Diarra 25-46
18:25   Rod Melton Jr. missed fade-away jump shot  
18:23   Defensive rebound by Kansas State  
18:23   Personal foul on Evins Desir  
18:10 +2 Makol Mawien made dunk, assist by Cartier Diarra 25-48
17:46 +2 Evins Desir made jump shot, assist by Kamron Reaves 27-48
17:08 +2 Xavier Sneed made jump shot, assist by Cartier Diarra 27-50
16:38   Brendon Myles missed jump shot  
16:36   Defensive rebound by Antonio Gordon  
16:21 +2 Xavier Sneed made dunk, assist by Antonio Gordon 27-52
16:03   Bad pass turnover on Kamron Reaves, stolen by Cartier Diarra  
15:55 +2 Cartier Diarra made dunk 27-54
15:46   Lost ball turnover on Bryce Moragne  
15:19   Bad pass turnover on Makol Mawien, stolen by Jamir Williams  
15:14 +2 Jamir Williams made dunk 29-54
14:53   Offensive foul on Antonio Gordon  
14:53   Turnover on Antonio Gordon  
14:38 +2 Evins Desir made reverse layup 31-54
14:17   Cartier Diarra missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:15   Defensive rebound by Evins Desir  
14:03   Lost ball turnover on Kamron Reaves, stolen by Makol Mawien  
13:41 +2 Xavier Sneed made layup, assist by Mike McGuirl 31-56
13:37   Kamron Reaves missed jump shot  
13:35   Offensive rebound by Evins Desir  
13:35 +2 Evins Desir made layup 33-56
13:35   Shooting foul on Makol Mawien  
13:35   Evins Desir missed free throw  
13:35   Defensive rebound by Levi Stockard III  
13:06   Shaun Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:04   Defensive rebound by Nasir Core  
12:51   Personal foul on Levi Stockard III  
12:48 +2 Evins Desir made layup, assist by Nasir Core 35-56
12:35   DaJuan Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:33   Offensive rebound by Shaun Williams  
12:28   Bad pass turnover on Shaun Williams  
12:19 +3 Jamir Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by MJ Randolph 38-56
11:58   David Sloan missed driving layup  
11:56   Defensive rebound by Florida A&M  
11:35   Kicked ball violation on Kansas State  
11:28   Personal foul on DaJuan Gordon  
11:10   Nasir Core missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:08   Defensive rebound by Xavier Sneed  
10:59 +2 Levi Stockard III made turnaround jump shot, assist by Xavier Sneed 38-58
10:32 +2 Nasir Core made driving layup 40-58
10:19 +2 Levi Stockard III made layup, assist by Shaun Williams 40-60
10:04   Shooting foul on Xavier Sneed  
10:04   DJ Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:04 +1 DJ Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-60
9:50   Bad pass turnover on Cartier Diarra  
9:19   Nasir Core missed layup  
9:17   Offensive rebound by Evins Desir  
8:57   Evins Desir missed jump shot  
8:55   Offensive rebound by Evins Desir  
9:09   Evins Desir missed jump shot, blocked by David Sloan  
9:09   Offensive rebound by Jamir Williams  
9:08   Jamir Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:39   Defensive rebound by Kansas State  
8:39   Antonio Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:37   Offensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
8:33   Personal foul on Jamir Williams  
8:17 +2 David Sloan made layup 41-62
8:00   Lost ball turnover on Evins Desir, stolen by Levi Stockard III  
7:53   Out of bounds turnover on Levi Stockard III  
7:41   Personal foul on DaJuan Gordon  
7:19   Bryce Moragne missed jump shot  
7:17   Defensive rebound by Cartier Diarra  
7:02 +3 DaJuan Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Sloan 41-65
6:47   Evins Desir missed layup  
6:45   Defensive rebound by DaJuan Gordon  
6:36   Lost ball turnover on DaJuan Gordon, stolen by Nasir Core  
6:36   Shooting foul on Cartier Diarra  
6:36 +1 MJ Randolph made 1st of 2 free throws 42-65
6:36 +1 MJ Randolph made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-65
6:16   David Sloan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:14   Defensive rebound by MJ Randolph  
6:08 +2 MJ Randolph made layup 45-65
5:57   Lost ball turnover on Cartier Diarra, stolen by Kamron Reaves  
5:46 +2 Kamron Reaves made jump shot 47-65
5:46   Bad pass turnover on DaJuan Gordon, stolen by Nasir Core  
5:46 +2 MJ Randolph made layup, assist by Nasir Core 49-65
5:33 +2 Cartier Diarra made layup 49-67
5:33   Shooting foul on MJ Randolph  
5:33