Kansas State beat Oklahoma State 89-73 in a dominant performance that was not even as close as suggested by the scoreline. The Wildcats achieved a bunch of season highs in the game, including most points scored in a Big 12 game (89), field goal percentage (57.7; 30-of-52), and 3-point percentage (52.9, 9-of-17). All five starters scored in the double digits, with senior Justin Edwards and freshman Kamau Stokes scoring 13 points each. Wesley Iwundu and Dean Wade each had 12, while Stephen Hurt scored 11 points, all in the second half.
Eric Rubottom has your official BotC recap, now with 100% more Clark W. Griswold references: K-State 89, Oklahoma State 73.
A "thumping" is probably the most apt description of what Kansas State did to the Cowboys yesterday, and no moment was more illustrative than Jawun Evans throwing up a weird and desperate air ball that contributed to the Wildcats' total domination (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star).
Kansas State finally hit magic levels last night (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal), and getting the season's best play (so far) out of its five starters was key for Kansas State in this game (Emilio Rivera, Capital-Journal).
We've been grousing a lot about recruiting and the deep hole that Kansas State appears to be in for the 2016 class, but things are starting to look up. In a piece of much-needed news, Cedric Dozier, a defensive back/wide receiver from Cal, committed to Kansas State yesterday via an announcement on Twitter. Dozier, a former four-star player according to Rivals, is a graduate transfer.
The track and field athletes swept the DeLoss Dodds Invitational event, with the No. 4 women's team and No. 20 men's team combining for eight first place finishes.
Despite being in fifth place at the start of yesterday's heptathlon events, Adam Deterding had a strong showing in the pole vault, 1000m and 60m hurdles to take first place with a total score of 4,935 points.
On the women's side, the 4x400 relay team featuring Sonia Gaskin, A'Keyla Mitchell, Jordan Mathews, and Ranae McKenzie, won the race with a new meet record of 3:44.89.
A full list of results is available HERE.
In the dual season opener, Kansas State swept Missouri State 7-0 in Springfield, Missouri. The Wildcats began the day on a winning note, earning the doubles point by winning all three matches. According to Danielle Steinberg, the players actually looked better in actual match-play than they had in practice.
In singles, K-State won all six matches, with. Castellano (No. 1 position), Costamagna (No. 2), Garcia Navas (No. 3), Bago (No. 4), Stretton (No. 5) and Livia Cirnu (No. 6) all picking up victories.