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Wildcat report: Iowa State 77, K-State 71

Iowa State forward Jameel McKay, left, dunks the ball in front of Kansas State forward Nino Williams during the second half Tuesday in Ames, Iowa.
Iowa State forward Jameel McKay, left, dunks the ball in front of Kansas State forward Nino Williams during the second half Tuesday in Ames, Iowa. Associated Press

Tuesday’s box score

No. 9 Iowa St. 77, Kansas St. 71

KANSAS ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Thomas

34

0-4

0-0

0-4

5

4

0

Foster

39

6-16

2-3

0-5

4

2

16

Williams

31

8-13

6-6

3-8

4

4

22

Iwundu

20

1-2

0-0

0-2

1

2

2

Gipson

33

4-8

7-7

0-4

2

1

15

M Harris

8

1-2

0-0

0-3

1

2

2

Edwards

24

5-10

0-0

0-1

2

4

12

N Johnson

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Rohleder

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Hurt

8

1-2

0-0

0-2

1

2

2

Totals

200

26-57

15-16

6-32

20

21

71

Percentages: FG .456, FT .938. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Edwards 2-4, Foster 2-9, Thomas 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 3 (Edwards 2, Gipson). Turnovers: 10 (Thomas 3, Gipson 2, Foster 2, Iwundu, Williams, M. Harris). Steals: 3 (Williams 3). Technical Fouls: Thomas.

IOWA ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Morris

35

4-8

2-2

1-3

4

1

11

Dejean-Jones

20

4-11

1-1

3-5

1

2

9

Long

32

2-7

4-4

0-1

3

3

10

Hogue

24

3-6

1-4

3-5

2

1

7

Niang

32

5-11

2-4

1-6

4

2

14

McKay

26

4-8

7-9

1-7

0

2

15

Nader

23

5-7

0-0

0-6

0

2

11

Thomas

8

0-2

0-0

0-0

1

1

0

Totals

200

27-60

17-24

12-36

15

14

77

Percentages: FG .450, FT .708. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Niang 2-2, Long 2-6, Morris 1-2, Nader 1-3, Hogue 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Dejean-Jones 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 4 (McKay 3, Nader). Turnovers: 7 (Niang 3, Long, McKay, Morris, Dejean-Jones). Steals: 5 (Dejean-Jones 3, McKay, Morris). Technical Fouls: Hogue.

Kansas St.

38

33

71

Iowa St.

39

38

77

A—14,384. Officials—Doug Sirmons, Gerry Pollard, Terry Oglesby.

Williams’ night

Nino Williams had been thinking about Hilton Coliseum for a year.

The Kansas State senior forward did not play well in his first three trips to Iowa State’s arena, and he wanted to go buck that trend in his final appearance.

That extra motivation worked. Williams scored a career-high 22 points, while also leading K-State in rebounds (eight), assists (four) and steals (three).

“I thought Nino had a great game,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said. “He played, probably, to the point of exhaustion.”

Williams did most of his damage on long jump jumpers, going 8 for 13 from the field. He also made all six of his free throws.

“We knew coming in, the way they guard, that was going to be open,” Williams said of the jump shots. “We practiced it the last couple days. I knew I was going to get some shots like that. So I felt good taking them. I said after last game that I never played well here. I had a little extra motivation after sayting that and came out and tried to do my best for my team.”

Unknown Status

Backup point guard Nigel Johnson injured his right knee in the first half, and Weber said his status moving forward is unknown.

Johnson fell to the ground after the injury and needed help off the floor, but he quickly began walking under his own power and returned to the game. He spent the second half on the bench.

Worth noting

K-State made 93.8 percent of its free throws, the 10th highest percentage in program history.… K-State and Iowa State are used to close games at Hilton Coliseum. Their last four meetings in Ames have been decided by an average of five points.

Kellis Robinett

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