Boxscore
Kansas St. 70, South Dakota 50
Monday, December 31, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Officials - KC Ely, Randy Heimerman, Andrew Walton
Attendance - 12230

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
South Dakota 18 32 50
Kansas St. 30 40 70

Recap


No. 25 Kansas State 70, South Dakota 50: Rodney McGruder had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Wildcats downed the Coyotes for the eighth time in as many meetings.

Nino Williams finished with a flurry to score 16 points and lead four players in double figures for Kansas State (11-2), which improved to 37-1 all-time against Summit League opponents.

Karim Rowson scored a team-high 14 points while Juevol Myles – a Kansas State transfer – scored 13 points and matched a career high with five steals for South Dakota (6-9).

The Wildcats never trailed and raced out to a 24-8 advantage with 8:19 left before intermission, but 10 first-half turnovers allowed South Dakota to hang around and cut a 30-18 halftime lead to five points midway through the second.

However, a field goal drought of 7:08 by the Coyotes gave Kansas State the opening it needed to rebuild a double-digit margin. Shane Southwell scored seven consecutive points near the end of a 12-0 run that left the Wildcats with a 56-39 lead with 5:23 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas State – the top offensive rebounding team in the country at 17.2 per game – matched a season low with 10. … South Dakota, which turned in its second-worst shooting effort from the field this season (32.7 percent), continued its domination of opponents at the foul line. The Coyotes, who attempted 22 free throws to the Wildcats' 13 on Monday, have nearly made as many free throws (260) as their opponents have attempted (263). … The 13 steals collected by South Dakota were a season high.

South Dakota Coyotes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Juevol Myles 30:00 4-10 0-2 5-7 0 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 13
Steve Tecker 25:00 0-3 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 2
Trevor Gruis 26:00 2-6 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 6
Brandon Bos 38:00 4-8 2-3 1-1 1 4 5 2 2 4 2 0 11
Karim Rowson 27:00 4-12 0-1 6-7 3 2 5 1 2 1 2 0 14
Tyler Flack 23:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 3 2
Eric Robertson 6:00 1-2 0-1 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Casey Kasperbauer 12:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jordan Boots 13:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
TOTAL 200 16-49 2-11 16-22 7 16 23 4 10 13 13 3 50
  32.7% 18.2% 72.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 13

Kansas St. Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Shane Southwell 31:00 5-7 2-3 0-1 0 1 1 6 0 0 5 1 12
Rodney McGruder 36:00 6-16 3-7 0-0 2 7 9 3 1 2 3 0 15
Nino Williams 24:00 7-10 0-0 2-2 2 5 7 1 2 0 3 0 16
Will Spradling 35:00 3-8 2-6 3-3 1 3 4 6 3 1 2 0 11
Thomas Gipson 11:00 0-1 0-0 2-4 3 2 5 0 4 0 1 0 2
Jordan Henriquez 16:00 2-3 0-0 1-1 2 3 5 1 4 0 0 3 5
D.J. Johnson 8:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Omari Lawrence 21:00 1-4 0-2 1-2 0 5 5 1 2 0 2 0 3
Adrian Diaz 12:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2
Ryan Schultz 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Shawn Meyer 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Orris 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-54 7-18 9-13 10 27 37 19 19 3 17 5 70
  50.0% 38.9% 69.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 17