The Hoyas dominated the post with 48 points in the paint, and shot 63 percent from the field in making easy work of a Wildcats’ team that can’t seem to find its offensive flow this season.
The Shockers jumped on the Wildcats early and never let up, cruising a 17-point lead in the first 9 minutes on their way to a 69-46 victory over K-State.
Kansas State’s Spanish import has been nothing but spectacular in her first two weeks as a Wildcat — averaging a team-best 14.3 points, six rebounds and five assists through the first three games this season.
K-State head coach Deb Patterson said Romero showed poise beyond her years, being able to stay under control, but still put up big numbers — even when facing nearly constant double coverage.
“South Pacific” is a musical classic about love and race during World War II, composed by Richard Rogers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. It premiered on Broadway in 1949, and has had two different runs as a popular movie.
K-State seemed to have West Virginia off-balance all night in their serve-receive, which helped lead to both the block numbers and the efficient offense.
For the second straight year, Junction City won a back-and-forth game, but the Indians won the war, earning a playoff berth with a runner-up finish in District 5.
K-State almost had its first shutout since beating Kent State 37-0 during the 2011 season. A late Iowa State touchdown with only just 3:24 remaining Saturday spoiled a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in Manhattan against a Big 12 opponent since the Wildcats trounced Missouri in 1999.
Three of K-State’s four freshmen combined to score 38 points, as the Wildcats topped Pittsburg State 75-54 in an exhibition game at Bramlage Coliseum.
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