Long Beach State vs Kansas State

Kansas State routs Long Beach State


HONOLULU -- Rodney McGruder scored a career-best 28 points and Kansas State used a big first-half run to beat Long Beach State 77-60 on Sunday and win the Diamond Head Classic.

McGruder finished 10 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. He also went 6 of 7 from the line.

Will Spradling added 17 points for the Wildcats (10-1).

Larry Anderson and Casper Ware each scored 17 points for the 49ers (7-6).

The Wildcats went on a 29-13 run for a 38-22 lead with 2:27 left in the first half. McGruder had eight points, including two 3-pointers, during the surge.

In the first half, the Wildcats shot 17 of 33, forced 10 turnovers and outscored the 49ers 22-10 in the paint.

Spradling's 3-pointer gave Kansas State its biggest lead at 49-31 with 15:43 remaining. Long Beach State got as close as 62-52 with 6:41 to play.

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Long Beach State 49ers
T. Robinson, F344-80-08048
E. Phelps, F241-40-04122
L. Anderson, G365-114-844117
C. Ware, G305-185-701417
J. Ennis, G232-52-41257
M. Caffey304-70-09018
E. Dervisevic180-21-25231
N. Shepherd20-00-00010
C. Jackson10-20-00000
S. Starkey10-00-00000
M. Vantrimpont10-00-00000
Totals 21-5712-2132102160
Kansas State Wildcats
J. Samuels, F334-83-484311
T. Gipson, F182-61-27205
W. Spradling, G324-76-722217
R. McGruder, G2510-116-760128
M. Irving, G173-40-01246
S. Southwell211-31-23133
J. Henriquez162-53-43137
A. Rodriguez160-60-00100
A. Diaz90-10-00110
J. Jones80-10-02020
V. Ojeleye40-00-01010
N. Williams10-00-01000
Totals 26-5220-2639142077
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Davis0-07-226
Cal Poly0-04-6206
UC Irvine0-04-8201
UC Riverside0-03-6258
CSNorthridge 0-01-8349

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Virginia0-09-113
Texas Tech0-07-128
Kansas St.0-08-2147
Iowa St.0-07-239
Oklahoma St.0-07-2168
Other games
XAV 87 Final
S Illinois 77