Boxscore
Kansas St. 78, Texas Southern 69
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Officials - Pat Boeh, John Higgings, Bert Smith
Attendance - 12005

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas Southern 31 38 69
Kansas St. 35 43 78

Recap


Kansas State 78, Texas Southern 69:
Rodney McGruder had 12 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as the Wildcats pulled away from the visiting Tigers.

McGruder, held to four points on a 1-of-9 performance in Saturday's loss to Gonzaga, went 12-of-17 from the floor. Thomas Gipson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season for the Wildcats (8-2).

Ray Penn hit 6 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 24 points for the Tigers (1-10), who have lost eight straight.

McGruder scored seven points during a 16-3 run early in the second half that pushed Kansas State's lead to 53-38 with 11:48 left. Penn hit three 3-pointers later in a 2:17 span and Lawrence Johnson-Danner added another to cut the lead to 72-66 with 1:14 left.

The Tigers hit six first-half 3-pointers to keep the game tight but the Wildcats closed the first half on an 11-6 run for a 35-31 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wildcats have won 27 consecutive non-conference home games in the month of December. ... The Tigers went 13-of-28 from the 3-point line (46.4 percent). ... Kansas State will turn it attention to its third top 15 opponent when it faces Florida in Kansas City on Saturday.

Texas Southern Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ray Penn 36:00 8-14 6-8 2-2 0 0 0 5 2 1 5 0 24
Aaron Clayborn 21:00 4-8 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 9
Fred Sturdivant 29:00 3-7 0-0 1-6 4 5 9 1 1 2 0 2 7
Omar Strong 38:00 5-15 3-11 0-0 0 4 4 4 2 1 0 0 13
Madarious Gibbs 33:00 5-6 3-4 0-0 1 3 4 2 3 0 3 0 13
Kyrie Sutton 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0
Lawrence Johnson-Danner 23:00 1-5 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 2 3 0 3
Dexter Ellington 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-57 13-28 4-10 7 16 23 15 18 6 13 2 69
  45.6% 46.4% 40.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13

Kansas St. Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rodney McGruder 34:00 12-17 0-1 2-4 1 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 26
Will Spradling 29:00 2-3 0-1 4-4 0 4 4 5 1 0 3 0 8
Thomas Gipson 26:00 5-7 0-0 4-9 7 5 12 2 2 3 1 4 14
Angel Rodriguez 29:00 2-6 1-4 4-4 0 1 1 5 2 0 3 0 9
Shane Southwell 36:00 4-10 0-3 0-0 1 6 7 3 1 0 3 0 8
Jordan Henriquez 10:00 4-4 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 8
Martavious Irving 18:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 3
Omari Lawrence 6:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Adrian Diaz 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.J. Johnson 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 31-55 2-13 14-22 11 23 34 21 11 5 15 4 78
  56.4% 15.4% 63.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15