January 29, 2023

Seven score in double figures as K-State rips Incarnate Word

Kansas State forward Keyontae Johnson (11) passes around Incarnate Word forward Stephon Payne III (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Keyontae Johnson scored 18 points to lead seven in double figures and Kansas State routed Incarnate Word 98-50 on Sunday.
Johnson made 7 of 9 field goals, including 3 of 5 3-pointers and added five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Nae’Qwan Tomlin had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats. Desi Sills scored 14 points, David N’Guessan had 12 and Cam Carter, Dorian Finister and Markquis Nowell all scored 10 points.
Nowell, who is the only active Division I player with at least 1,000 points, 500 assists and 200 steals in his career, had eight assists.
Trey Miller led UIW (5-6) with 12 points.
UIW was stuck on eight points for a 61/2-minute stretch of the first half. During that time the Wildcats went on a 17-0 run to build a 26-8 lead. K-State led 45-28 at halftime.
Kansas State lit it up in the second half, scoring 53 points while shooting 69% from the field. The Wildcats finished at 59% overall and had 26 assists and only eight turnovers.
At 9-1, Kansas State’s first-year coach Jerome Tang has extended the best start in school history for a first-year coach. Long Kruger, Tom Asbury and Bruce Weber all started 7-2.