West Virginia Pulls Away for 65-43 Win Over K-State


Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – 10/13 West Virginia used a big second half to pull away for a 65-43 win over K-State on Saturday. The Mountaineers improved to 17-6 (10-4 Big 12). K-State dropped to 7-19 (3-14 Big 12).

The hosts held a 26-22 halftime lead after a defensive first half that saw the teams combine for 20 turnovers. K-State went just 7-for-25 from the field, while West Virginia was 9-for-27 in the half.

The hosts heated up in the second half and used a pair of key runs to seize control of the contest. West Virginia opened the second half with a quick 7-0 run to grab a 33-22 advantage. The Mountaineers followed with a 17-0 run later in the half to put the game away. The Mountaineers led by as many as 25.

Davion Bradford (11) and Mike McGuirl (10) were the only K-State players in double figures. K-State played without Nijel Pack.

Sean McNeil scored a game-high 16 for West Virginia. Derek Culver added 11 for the Mountaineers.

K-State hosts Iowa State on March 6.

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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