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Wildcat report Wildcat report (Dec. 15)

  • Published Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 11 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at 7:06 a.m.

Saturday’s box score

Gonzaga 68, Kansas St. 52

KANSAS ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Williams61-30-01-3122
Gipson190-10-22-4020
Rodriguez304-113-30-03314
McGruder241-92-21-5104
Spradling342-62-20-2108
Southwell193-51-20-1227
Irving121-30-00-1113
Lawrence51-22-20-0004
Diaz201-32-22-3034
Henriquez100-30-20-0010
Schultz10-00-00-1000
Meyer10-00-00-0000
Orris10-02-20-1102
Johnson182-20-01-2024
Totals20016-4814-1910-26101652

Percentages: FG .333, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Rodriguez 3-7, Spradling 2-5, Irving 1-2, Southwell 0-1, McGruder 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 5 (Johnson 2, Lawrence, Henriquez, McGruder). Turnovers: 18 (McGruder 5, Gipson 3, Rodriguez 2, Diaz 2, Henriquez 2, Johnson, Southwell, Irving, Spradling). Steals: 6 (Southwell 2, Rodriguez 2, Gipson, Spradling). Technical Fouls: Rodriguez, Bench.

GONZAGAMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Landry Edi141-32-20-2025
Harris232-66-61-73310
Olynyk1910-130-01-30520
Pangos343-62-21-2619
Bell, Jr283-64-40-32011
Dranginis80-00-01-1020
Stockton180-30-00-2210
Karnowski142-51-20-0015
Hart170-12-43-5112
Dower243-60-01-2116
Barham10-20-00-0000
Totals20024-5117-2010-33151768

Percentages: FG .471, FT .850. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Landry Edi 1-1, Pangos 1-3, Bell, Jr. 1-3, Hart 0-1, Harris 0-1, Barham 0-1, Stockton 0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 5 (Dower 2, Karnowski, Stockton, Harris). Turnovers: 14 (Olynyk 3, Harris 2, Pangos 2, Karnowski 2, Landry Edi, Bell, Jr., Stockton, Dower, Dranginis). Steals: 6 (Harris 2, Bell, Jr., Stockton, Hart, Dower). Technical Fouls: None.

Kansas St.

262652
Gonzaga274168

Att.–16,241. Officials–Gregory Nixon, Kevin Brill, Daryl Gelinas.

Not so neutral

The Battle in Seattle was technically played on a neutral court at Key Arena, but Gonzaga benefited from a substantial home-court advantage. The Bulldogs, located across the state in Spokane, brought more than 10,000 fans with them to the game. K-State had a few supporters behind its bench, but purple shirts were scarce in other areas of the arena.

Return game

K-State and Gonzaga have not agreed on the location of the return game in their neutral-court series, but a spokesman for Idol Sports, the promotion company which organized the Battle in Seattle, said a decision may come soon. He said Idol Sports representatives will discuss the site with K-State officials in coming weeks and choose between Intrust Bank Arena and the Sprint Center.

Idol Sports, which organized K-State’s game against West Virginia last year in Wichita, would prefer the game to be played at Intrust.

“We would love to go back to Wichita,” the spokesman said. “We had a great experience there last year.” The final decision, though, will be made by K-State.

Worth noting

K-State starting forward Nino Williams left the game in the first half with an injured right shoulder. He suffered the injury while playing defense. Trainers examined his shoulder in the locker room, and he didn’t return until the second half. He watched the remainder of the game with his right arm in a sling.… Both teams earned technical of flagrant fouls in the second half. Shane Southwell picked up a flagrant foul while trying to strip the ball on a breakaway layup attempt. Later, Kelly Olynyk was whistled for a technical for excessive celebration following a one-handed dunk.

— Kellis Robinett

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