Meet Shane Southwell. Sure, the junior played in 32 games a year ago, even starting twice. But it wasn’t until this season under first-year Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber that Southwell’s true potential has started to shine through. During his first two years
Kansas didn’t need both of its stars on the floor to do damage Tuesday night. With Jeff Withey on the bench in foul trouble, the Jayhawks’ freshman Ben McLemore helped third-ranked KU avert a Kansas State comeback attempt to win 59-55 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Rodney McGruder was last week’s Big 12 Player of the Week. Unfortunately for 11th-ranked Kansas State, he seemed quite average on Tuesday night against rival Kansas. McGruder had been on a tear through the first four Big 12 games this season, averaging a league-best 21.5 points per
The battle for first place in the men’s Big 12 basketball standings begins this evening at 7:00 pm when #11 Kansas State and # 3 Kansas square off in Manhattan at Bramlage coliseum. Kansas has won a nation-leading 15 straight games. A new wrinkle has been added in this year’
Tonight’s game can be billed in a lot of ways. It’s Kansas vs. Kansas State. Bill Self vs. Bruce Weber. Ben McLemore against Rodney McGruder. It’s all for first place in the Big 12 , and it’s only January. It will be the 16
Kansas State moved to No. 11 in The Associated Press Top 25 on Monday and No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches Poll after two wins this past week at TCU and at home against Oklahoma. Kansas, which is comes to Manhattan for a game on Tuesday night,
When Bruce Weber arrived at Kansas State, he saw something different in the potential use of Shane Southwell and Nino Willliams. So in the spring, Weber said they had casual conversations with both players about using them at power forward. Nearly 10 months after arriving in
K-State senior guard Rodney McGruder was named Big 12 Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points per game in wins over TCU and Oklahoma. McGruder knocked down 55 percent of his shots and 46 percent of 3-point shots in back-to-back 20-point scoring efforts. It’s the fourth time
They’re the kind of moments point guards live for. And Angel Rodriguez is no different. Stuck in a 1-for-10 rut, and No. 16 Kansas State’s lead over Oklahoma dwindled down to seven points, the sophomore point guard finally got one to go, a layup
Take your pick — Rodney McGruder, Will Spradling, Angel Rodriguez or maybe Shane Southwell. Finding a player of the game couldn’t have been easy for the Kansas State coaching staff. Behind four players in double figures, 16th-ranked K-State dispatched of Oklahoma 69-60 Saturday at Bramlage
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