Kansas State University

Kansas State wins again in Brazil

Kansas State defeated Pingdamonhangaba Club 59-46 on Sunday to win its second straight exhibition game in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

The low-scoring victory was a welcome sight for the Wildcats. After K-State jumped out to a 17-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, first-year coach Bruce Weber was able to use rapid substitutions and experiment with different lineups.

Omari Lawrence, Adrian Diaz, Rodney McGruder, Thomas Gipson and Will Spradling started the game, but 10 K-State players scored and everyone who made the trip saw playing time. Senior forward Jordan Henriquez led all scorers with 13 points and Nino Williams added 10.

After playing key roles in a 79-72 victory over Mogi Das Cruzes on Saturday, sophomore guard Angel Rodriguez and Spradling split time with freshman Michael Orris.

Taking the court less than 24 hours after its previous game prevented K-State from finding an offensive groove, but it played strong defense from start to finish. K-State led 31-12 at halftime and 41-24 after three quarters.

The Wildcats are off to a 2-1 start in Brazil, and will play their next game at 4 p.m. Monday in Rio de Janeiro against Tijuca Club.