Will Spradling hit four 3-pointers en route to 14 points for
Kansas State (7-3), which picked up its fifth straight win.
Thomas Gipson contributed nine points and seven rebounds as the
Wildcats built up a 44-27 advantage on the glass.
Antoine Myers scored 12 points to pace Troy (4-4), which dropped
to 0-4 on the road. The Trojans shot 28 percent in the first
half to fall into a big hole and never recovered.
Spradling opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and Foster had
seven points during a game-opening 14-2 run as Kansas State
jumped on top quickly and never trailed. Spradling’s 3-pointer
with 5:22 left in the period pushed it to 29-9 and the Wildcats
cruised into the break with a 37-15 cushion.
Foster had five points and Spradling buried another from beyond
the arc during a 13-2 run to begin the second half that spread
it out to 50-17. Troy cut it to a 20-point deficit midway
through the second half but Spradling capped an 11-0 spurt with
another 3-pointer as Kansas State put it away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wildcats have won 53 of their last 54
nonconference home games. … The Trojans entered the game
shooting just 25.2 percent from beyond the arc and struggled to
3-of-19 against Kansas State. … The Wildcats are limiting
opponents to an average of 59.4 points.
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