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Wildcat report Wildcat report (Dec. 2)

  • Published Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at 8:42 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 7:11 a.m.

Sunday’s box score

K-State 72, SC-Upstate 53

SC-UPSTATEMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Glenn192-51-44-7055
Craig294-153-41-21212
Elam181-30-01-3012
Greene292-80-21-5254
Rodgers241-40-03-5132
Maxey216-81-21-31213
Blessing190-00-10-1210
Miller192-93-41-4227
Olumuyiwa222-44-64-5208
Totals20020-5612-2317-37112153

Percentages: FG .357, FT .522. 3-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (Craig 1-4, Greene 0-2, Miller 0-2, Rodgers 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 2 (Maxey 2). Turnovers: 16 (Rodgers 4, Maxey 2, Craig 2, Glenn 2, Olumuyiwa 2, Greene, Miller, Elam, Blessing). Steals: 8 (Craig 3, Miller 2, Rodgers, Maxey, Greene). Technical Fouls: None.

KANSAS ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Williams223-70-05-9136
McGruder288-165-54-73122
Gipson275-91-44-70011
Rodriguez130-21-20-0211
Spradling323-82-20-1429
Irving200-10-01-2400
Lawrence183-72-21-53210
Diaz174-42-41-42310
Schultz40-20-00-0000
Meyer20-00-11-1030
Orris60-00-00-1000
Johnson111-41-21-5053
Totals20027-6014-2219-45192072

Percentages: FG .450, FT .636. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Lawrence 2-3, McGruder 1-3, Spradling 1-4, Rodriguez 0-1, Irving 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 2 (Spradling, McGruder). Turnovers: 16 (Spradling 3, Williams 2, Johnson 2, Gipson 2, Rodriguez 2, Meyer 2, Lawrence, McGruder). Steals: 9 (Diaz 3, Gipson 2, Schultz, Lawrence, Irving, Williams). Technical Fouls: None.

SC-Upstate

203353
Kansas St.363672

Att.–12,223. Officials–Paul Janssen, Rick Crawford, Jeb Hartness.

On the bench

Starting forward Jordan Henriquez and reserve guard Shane Southwell both sat out the game with injuries. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said Henriquez was suffering from back spasms and Southwell was recovering from a sore foot. Both players are expected to return in time for the next game at George Washington.

Angel Rodriguez was also limited. He didn’t play in the first half while dealing with a foot injury.

Getting the start

Thomas Gipson played well after getting his first start of the season, but he said that didn’t motivate him.

“It is not really about starting for me,” Gipson said. “I always come in and make an impact whether I am starting or not and that is what I did today.”

Weber said he could have started Gispon in past games, but felt Sunday was the time to do so with Henriquez unavailable.

Worth noting

Weber praised the K-State football team for winning the Big 12 championship on Saturday. “What a spectacular night,” Weber said. “I told our kids, ‘That is what you dream of.’ To win championships, those are the memories and accomplishments you hope to strive for. They should watch that and take it all in. That should be our dream.” … The Wildcats once again played in front of a sparse crowd. Bramlage Coliseum was less than half full at tipoff … Omari Lawrence gave Rodney McGruder his haircut. Was he pleased with the job he did? “I am,” Lawrence said. “You saw the performance he came out with today.”

— Kellis Robinett

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