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K-State Falls at Oklahoma State, 67-60

Courtesy of K-State Athletics

STILLWATER, Okla. – K-State couldn’t overcome a slow start offensively, as Oklahoma State picked up a 67-60 victory on Saturday in Stillwater.

Oklahoma State took advantage of K-State’s offensive struggles and led 35-19 at the break. K-State forced nine turnovers and held Cade Cunningham to just three points in the opening 20 minutes, but the Cats couldn’t capitalize on the offensive end. K-State went just 8-for-32 from the field and 0-for-8 from behind the arc in the first half.

After trailing by 20, K-State (5-17, 1-12 Big 12) used a 16-0 run to get back into the game. The offense picked up, as the Cats went 7-for-9 from the field to open the half. A Kaosi Ezeagu dunk pulled K-State within four (41-37) with 14:27 remaining. The Cowboys had the answer, however, and five straight makes by the hosts pushed their lead back to double digits.

Antonio Gordon had the first double-double of his K-State career with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Nijel Pack (14) and Davion Bradford (10) also reached double figures for K-State, who went 16-of-29 from the floor in the second half.

Cunningham finished with 15 points for Oklahoma State. Rondel Walker (10) and Bryce Williams also reached double digits for the Cowboys.

K-State returns home to host Kansas on Wednesday evening.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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