Boxscore
Kansas St. 66, Delaware 63
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - John Gaffney, Brian O'Connell, Gene Steratore
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Delaware 25 38 63
Kansas St. 27 39 66

Recap


Kansas State 66, Delaware 63:
Thomas Gipson, Will Spradling and Angel Rodriguez scored 12 points apiece as the Wildcats held off the Blue Hens in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

Terrell Rogers hit a long jumper with 28 seconds left to cut the Wildcats’ lead to 62-60, but Spradling made four free throws to secure the victory. Devon Saddler led Delaware (2-2) with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

Spradling had six rebounds for Kansas State (5-0), which led by four with 14 minutes remaining when Delaware forward Jamelle Hagins left the game with cramps in both legs. The Wildcats promptly went on a 15-8 run and led 54-43 with 8:53 to play on Shane Southwell's 3-pointer.

The Blue Hens shot just 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the foul line and were outrebounded 39-31. Hagins re-entered the game briefly after Southwell’s basket, but he was a non-factor down the stretch and finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Kansas State will face No. 4 Michigan in Friday’s championship game at 4:30 p.m. ET, following the third-place game between Delaware and Pittsburgh at 2:30.

GAME NOTEBOOK: There was a five-minute delay midway through the second half when one of the cables holding up the shot clock came loose. … Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt joined Hagins on the bench in the second half with leg cramps. …Kansas State has three players with New York-area ties in Jordan Henriquez, Omari Lawrence and Southwell.

Delaware Blue Hens

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Brinkley 29:00 1-4 0-0 3-6 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 5
Jamelle Hagins 27:00 6-7 0-0 0-0 4 11 15 2 2 1 2 2 12
Devon Saddler 37:00 12-22 3-5 5-7 1 4 5 4 2 1 3 1 32
Jarvis Threatt 30:00 1-8 0-3 3-4 1 4 5 0 0 1 6 0 5
Kyle Anderson 33:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 3
Terrell Rogers 19:00 2-7 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 4
Carl Baptiste 20:00 1-2 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 1 5 0 1 0 2
Marvin King-Davis 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Will Townsville 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-54 4-11 11-18 10 22 32 8 16 5 15 6 63
  44.4% 36.4% 61.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15

Kansas St. Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jordan Henriquez 9:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Rodney McGruder 25:00 4-14 0-1 0-0 4 1 5 2 1 3 1 0 8
Nino Williams 17:00 1-6 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 1 1 0 2
Will Spradling 33:00 3-7 2-5 4-4 0 6 6 7 1 2 0 1 12
Angel Rodriguez 33:00 3-9 0-4 6-7 1 3 4 5 2 0 4 0 12
Martavious Irving 14:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
Shane Southwell 13:00 3-3 2-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 8
Thomas Gipson 27:00 5-10 0-0 2-3 4 2 6 1 4 0 3 0 12
D.J. Johnson 21:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 3 1 1 0 4
Adrian Diaz 6:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 4 0 2 0 6
Omari Lawrence 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-65 4-12 12-14 18 20 38 18 20 7 14 1 66
  38.5% 33.3% 85.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14