K-State Falls at No. 4 Texas, 82-67


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

Austin, Texas – Andrew Jones scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures, and Texas picked up an 82-67 win over K-State on Saturday evening in Austin. Texas bounced back from their first conference loss to improve to 11-2 (5-1 Big 12). K-State dropped to 5-9 (1-5 Big 12) with its fourth straight loss.

Texas took control of the game with a 15-0 run over a four minute stretch in the first half. The run gave the hosts a 27-12 lead. The Cats went over seven minutes without scoring, and the Longhorns took advantage. Texas led 44-24 at the half. The Longhorns went 16-for-28 from the floor. Jones and Courtney Ramey combined for 25 points in the opening 20 minutes.

K-State went 16-of-28 from the floor in the second half. Davion Bradford had a team-high 14 points. Rudi Williams added 12, while Mike McGuirl and DaJuan Gordon each had 11 for K-State.

Kamika Hepa (15), Ramey (14) and Jericho Sims (14) joined Jones in double figures for Texas.

K-State returns to action on January 19th with a game at Oklahoma at 5:30 P.M.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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