Last night, Southeast Missouri State Redhawks couldn’t keep the Wildcats away from it, and the home team rolled to an 89-71 win at Bramlage.
Xavier Sneed led the way for K-State wih a career-high 23 points and seven rebounds. Three other Wildcats reached double figures as Dean Wade chipped in 19, followed by Kamau Stokes with 12 (and nine assists) and Makol Mawien with 11. Amaad Wainwright shored up the shaky rebounding circus, hauling in nine boards.
Indeed, as striking as the difference was in the team’s shooting in comparison to last weekend, the effort on the boards was noticeable as well. The Cats outrebounded SEMO 37-19, including a 27-5 edge on the Redhawk side of the court.
When shooting themselves, K-State was outfought on the glass 14-10, but that hardly matters when you’re draining almost two-thirds of your shots. The Wildcat outburst drowned what was actually a decent shooting game for the opposition; the Redhawks hit for 44% from beyond the arc.
Next up, the Cats head to Spokane for a not-quite-neutral site game against Washington State on Wednesday.